An American aloe, which had been forty-four years in the royal garden, suddenly threw out a profusion of blossoms.
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 68, No. 421, November 1850 Various
You are like the great American aloe, by the time youre a hundred years old, youll be in full bloom!
Single Life John Baldwin Buckstone
another name for century plant
- American antislavery society
a society, founded in 1833 and led by William Lloyd Garrison, to abolish slavery. Historical Examples You have amply vindicated the character and intentions of the American Antislavery Society from all injurious imputations. William Jay and the Constitutional Movement for the Abolition of Slavery Bayard Tuckerman He set forth the constitutional and merciful objects of […]
- American beauty
an American variety of rose, periodically bearing large crimson blossoms. Contemporary Examples There was the Best Picture winner at the Oscars, American Beauty. Complaining Like It’s 1999: ‘Fight Club,’ ‘American Beauty,’ and the Revolt of the Cubicle Drone Arthur Chu June 2, 2014 Status: Director Sam Mendes has had luck with tales of suburban malaise […]
- American bison
(def 1). Historical Examples The American bison, with which you are all pretty familiar, is very similar to the one just mentioned. Chatterbox Stories of Natural History Anonymous The American bison is a formidable animal when engaged alone, and when charging in a pack simply irresistible. Natural History in Anecdote Various It is worthy of […]
- American bible society
a society founded in New York City in 1816 to bring about worldwide dissemination of the Bible. Historical Examples But it, too, was completed and published in 1879, by the American Bible Society. Among the Sioux R. J. Creswell He took an active part in the founding of the American Bible Society in 1816, of […]