a reddish scorpionfish, Helicolenus dactylopterus, inhabiting the deep waters of the western Atlantic Ocean.
(initial capital letters) a narrow belt of dark-colored, calcareous soils in central Alabama and Mississippi highly adapted to agriculture, especially the growing of cotton. the area of a city or region inhabited primarily by blacks. Martial Arts. a black cloth waistband conferred upon a participant in one of the martial arts, as judo or karate, […]
the fruit, black or very dark purple when ripe, of certain species of the genus Rubus. the plant itself. a brand of smartphone optimized for wireless email. Contemporary Examples The Next Great Media War Larry Kramer January 3, 2009 Let’s Stop the Twitter Madness Lee Woodruff February 27, 2009 The BlackBerry’s Death Rattle Gets Louder […]
a perennial iris, Belamcanda chinensis, having globose seeds resembling blackberries and orange, lilylike flowers with red spots.
one of the four elemental bodily humors of medieval physiology, regarded as causing gloominess. Historical Examples Gilbertus Anglicus Henry Ebenezer Handerson noun (archaic) one of the four bodily humours; melancholy See humour (sense 8)