a garden plant, Cosmos diversifolius, of Mexico, having small, dahlialike tubers and solitary flower heads with red disk flowers and velvety, dark-red or purplish ray flowers.
a district in the English Midlands, around Birmingham: so called from the soot and grime produced by the many local industries. noun the Black Country, the formerly heavily industrialized region of central England, northwest of Birmingham
Midwestern U.S. a root beer float containing vanilla ice cream. chocolate milk.
See under crappie. either of two small sunfishes of central U.S. rivers, Pomoxis nigromaculatus (black crappie) or P. annularis (white crappie) noun either of two North American freshwater percoid food and game fishes, Pomoxis nigromaculatus (black crappie) or P. annularis (white crappie): family Centrarchidae (sunfishes, etc) n.
See under night heron. any of several thick-billed, crepuscular or nocturnal herons of the genus Nycticorax and related genera, as N. nycticorax (black-crowned night heron) of the Old and New Worlds, and Nyctanassa violacea (yellow-crowned night heron) of America. noun any nocturnal heron of the genus Nycticorax and related genera, having short legs and neck, […]