a warm ocean current in the Pacific, flowing N along the E coast of Taiwan, NE along the E coast of Japan, and continuing in an easterly direction into the open Pacific.
a warm ocean current flowing northeastwards off the E coast of Japan towards the North Pacific Also called Kuroshio
A branch of the North Equatorial Current that flows northeast from the Philippine Sea, north along the eastern shore of Taiwan, past southeastern Japan, and onward to the North Pacific. Its warm air moderates the climate of Taiwan and Japan. Also called Kuroshio Current. See more at equatorial current, gyre.
a program of studies in black history and culture offered by a school or college, often including Afro-American history and black literature.
black stuff Opium (1940s+ Narcotics) (also black velvet) A black woman or women as sex partner(s), esp for a white man; poon tang •Black velvet is found in Australian and New Zealand slang in the 1890s (1960s+) Contemporary Examples Running the Republicans Stanley Crouch March 5, 2009 ‘black-ish’ Keeps It Real about the Invisible Black […]
an imaginary spot marking the supposed limits of civilization: beyond the Black Stump. noun (Austral) the black stump, an imaginary marker of the extent of civilization (esp in the phrase beyond the black stump) (NZ) a long way off
a hog sucker, Hypentelium nigricans, of eastern U.S. streams.