a variety of sword fern, Nephrolepsis exaltata bostoniensis, having long, narrow, drooping fronds.
a climbing woody vine, Parthenocissus tricuspidata, of the grape family, native to eastern Asia and grown in North America as a wall covering. noun the US name for Virginia creeper (sense 2)
a cultivated variety of lettuce having a rounded head of soft, crumpled leaves, used for salads.
(especially in 19th-century New England) an intimate friendship between two women often maintaining a household together.
a riot in Boston (March 5, 1770) arising from the resentment of Boston colonists toward British troops quartered in the city, in which the troops fired on the mob and killed several persons.