a small, slender barracuda, Sphyraena argentea, of coastal seas from Alaska to Baja California, valued as a food fish.
either of two plants, Phacelia campanularia or P. minor, of southern California, having ovate leaves and bell-shaped blue or purple flowers. a plant, Campanula prenanthoides, of California and Oregon, having clusters of pale-blue flowers.
See under condor (def 1). either of two large, New World vultures of the family Cathartidae, Gymnogyps californianus (California condor) or Vultur gryphus (Andean condor) the largest flying birds in the Western Hemisphere: the California condor is almost extinct; the Andean condor is greatly reduced in number and rare in many areas. a former coin […]
a cold current originating in the northern part of the Pacific Ocean, flowing SE along the coast of W North America.