any of several North American climbing plants of the genus Smilax, especially S. herbacea, having small white flowers with an odor of carrion.
Also called starfish flower. any of various succulent plants of the genus Stapelia, of southern Africa, having spotted or variegated flowers often with a fetid odor.
July 24: Bundles of green leaves of osage orange and carrion-flower; many pods of honey locust.
Ecological Observations on the Woodrat, Neotoma floridana Henry S. Fitch
a liliaceous climbing plant, Smilax herbacea of E North America, whose small green flowers smell like decaying flesh
any of several other plants, esp any of the genus Stapelia, whose flowers have an unpleasant odour
a town in N Texas. a city in W Georgia. Contemporary Examples She grew up in Carrollton, a small town in at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in west Georgia. The Lesbian Hugh Hefner Itay Hod December 17, 2010 Palmetto becomes Washington Avenue after it crosses Carrollton and approaches the campus of Xavier University. […]
carom. Billiards, Pool. a shot in which the cue ball hits two balls in succession. any strike and rebound, as a ball striking a wall and glancing off. to make a carom. to strike and rebound. noun (billiards, US & Canadian) a shot in which the cue ball is caused to contact one object ball […]
(in the Philippines) a light, two-wheeled covered vehicle, usually drawn by one horse. Historical Examples In rural places if a carromata driver cannot find a leather horse-collar, he improvises one of banana-leaf. The Philippine Islands John Foreman It was a cross between the carromata of the Philippines and a covered dog-cart. Across the Equator Thomas […]