noun, Ichthyology. 1. a croaker, Menticirrhus saxatilis, inhabiting Atlantic coastal waters of the U.S.
noun, Plant Pathology. 1. a disease of corn caused by the fungus Exsherohilum turcicum, characterized by elongate tan-gray elliptical spots with subsequent blighting and necrosis of leaves.
noun, (used with a plural verb) 1. . plural noun 1. another name for aurora borealis northern lights See under aurora. See aurora borealis.
- Northern mariana islands
/ˌmærɪˈɑːnə/ noun 1. a US commonwealth territory in the N Pacific, formerly part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (1947–87). Capital: Saipan island (Capitol Hill). Pop: 51 170 (2013 est). Area: 477 sq km (184 sq miles)