a shrewd, practical person.
a freshwater fish, Mylopharodon conocephalus, of California.
the Atlantic croaker.
See under (def 2).
hardheads, a common knapweed, Centaurea nigra.
an alloyed silver coin of Scotland, issued in the 16th and 17th centuries, equal to one and one-half pence and later to twopence.
any composite plant of the genus Centaurea, especially the weedy C. nigra, having rose-purple flowers set on a dark-colored, knoblike bract.
(functioning as sing) a thistle-like plant, Centaurea nigra, native to Europe and introduced into North America and New Zealand, that has reddish-purple flower heads: family Asteraceae (composites) Also called knapweed See also centaury (sense 2)
any of several plants of the genus Centaurea, having purplish thistle-like flowers: family Asteraceae (composites) See also centaury (sense 2), hardheads
An obstinate or stupid person (1519+)
noun 1. any of several commercial sponges, as Spongia officinalis dura, of the West Indies and Central America, having a harsh, fibrous, resilient skeleton.
[hahrd-hahr-tid] /ˈhɑrdˈhɑr tɪd/ adjective 1. unfeeling; unmerciful; pitiless. /ˌhɑːdˈhɑːtɪd/ adjective 1. unkind or intolerant
[hahrd-hahr-tid] /ˈhɑrdˈhɑr tɪd/ adjective 1. unfeeling; unmerciful; pitiless. /ˌhɑːdˈhɑːtɪd/ adjective 1. unkind or intolerant adj. also hardhearted, “obdurate, unfeeling,” late 12c. (implied in heard-heortnesse “hard-heartedness”); from hard + hearted. Sometimes in Middle English also meaning “bold, courageous” (15c.). Related: Hard-heartedly; hard-heartedness. Hard-heart “hard-hearted person” was in late Old English.
adjective 1. adversely affected; struck by disaster. adjective 1. seriously affected or hurt: hard-hit by taxation