See under swallowwort (def 2).
celandine (def 1).
any of several plants of the milkweed family, especially a climbing vine, Cynanchum nigrum (black swallowwort) native to Europe, having small, brownish flowers.
any of several Eurasian vines of the genus Cynanchum, esp C. nigrum, having small brownish-purple flowers: family Asclepiadaceae
a related European herbaceous plant, Vincetoxicum officinale (or Cynanchum vincetoxicum), having an emetic root
another name for greater celandine
an Australian swan, Cygnus atratus, having mostly black plumage and a red bill. an occurrence or phenomenon that comes as a surprise because it was not predicted or was hard to predict (often used attributively): a disastrous black-swan event that only appeared obvious in hindsight. noun a large Australian swan, Cygnus atratus, that has a […]
a variety of mule deer, Odocoileus hemionus columbianus, of the western slope of the Rocky Mountains, having a tail that is black above. Historical Examples The Plow-Woman Eleanor Gates The Black Wolf Pack Dan Beard The Desert Home Mayne Reid Wilford Woodruff Matthias F. Cowley American Boy’s Life of Theodore Roosevelt Edward Stratemeyer Early Western […]
black heroin. Contemporary Examples Robin Thicke’s ‘Paula’ Is What You Shouldn’t Do When You Get Dumped Andrew Romano June 25, 2014 The Real Bling Ring: Where Are They Now? Tricia Romano May 20, 2013
black heroin. a very potent and addictive form of heroin that is dark-colored.