(in England) an official of the Order of the Garter and chief ceremonial usher of the House of Lords: so called from the rod carried as the symbol of office.
a similar official in British colonial and Commonwealth legislatures.
(in Britain) an officer of the House of Lords and of the Order of the Garter, whose main duty is summoning the Commons at the opening and proroguing of Parliament
a similar officer in any of certain other legislatures
any of several diseases of plants characterized by black or brown lesions on the root. a common disease of the apple caused by the fungus Xylaria mali. a disease of tobacco caused by the fungus Thielaviopsis basicola and characterized by retarded growth and wilting.
any of several diseases of fruits and vegetables, characterized by black discoloration and decay of affected parts, caused by fungi, as Guignardia bidwellii, or bacteria, as Xanthomonas campestris. Historical Examples The Grapes of New York U. P. Hedrick Manual of American Grape-Growing U. P. Hedrick The Grapes of New York U. P. Hedrick Manual of […]
barrelfish. a blackish stromateid fish, Hyperoglyphe perciformis, inhabiting New England coastal waters.
a large, blackish, pelagic fish, Centrolophus niger, of the Atlantic Ocean, chiefly along the coast of Europe.