Blaberus Black-and-blue

Black

Meanings and phrases

Black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. British chemist who identified carbon dioxide and who formulated the concepts of specific heat and latent heat (1728-1799); Joseph Black
  2. popular child actress of the 1930's (born in 1928); Shirley Temple Black; Shirley Temple
  3. a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa); Black person; blackamoor; Negro; Negroid

black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. being of the achromatic color of maximum darkness; having little or no hue owing to absorption of almost all incident light
  2. of or belonging to a racial group having dark skin especially of sub-Saharan African origin; - Martin Luther King Jr.
  3. marked by anger or resentment or hostility
  4. offering little or no hope; - J.M.Synge; bleak; dim
  5. stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable; -Thomas Hardy; dark; sinister
  6. (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin; - Charles Darwin; - Douglas MacArthur; calamitous; disastrous; fatal; fateful
  7. (of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood; blackened
  8. extremely dark; pitch-black; pitch-dark
  9. harshly ironic or sinister; grim; mordant
  10. (of intelligence operations) deliberately misleading
  11. (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame; - Rachel Carson; disgraceful; ignominious; inglorious; opprobrious; shameful
  12. (of coffee) without cream or sugar
  13. soiled with dirt or soot; smutty
  14. distributed or sold illicitly; bootleg; black-market; contraband; smuggled

black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white); blackness; inkiness
  2. (board games) the darker pieces
  3. black clothing (worn as a sign of mourning)
  4. total absence of light; total darkness; lightlessness; blackness; pitch blackness

black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make or become black; blacken; melanize; melanise; nigrify

American black bear

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. brown to black North American bear; smaller and less ferocious than the brown bear; black bear; Ursus americanus; Euarctos americanus

Asian black grouse

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a black grouse of western Asia; Lyrurus mlokosiewiczi

Asiatic black bear

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. bear with a black coat living in central and eastern Asia; black bear; Ursus thibetanus; Selenarctos thibetanus

Black Africa

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the region of Africa to the south of the Sahara Desert; Sub-Saharan Africa

Black African

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an African who is Black

Black American

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an American whose ancestors were born in Africa; African-American; African American; Afro-American

Black Death

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the epidemic form of bubonic plague experienced during the Middle Ages when it killed nearly half the people of western Europe; Black Plague

Black English

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a nonstandard form of American English characteristically spoken by African Americans in the United States; African American Vernacular English; AAVE; African American English; Black English Vernacular; Black Vernacular; Black Vernacular English; Ebonics

Black English Vernacular

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a nonstandard form of American English characteristically spoken by African Americans in the United States; African American Vernacular English; AAVE; African American English; Black English; Black Vernacular; Black Vernacular English; Ebonics

Black Forest

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a hilly forest region in southwestern Germany; Schwarzwald

Black Friar

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a Roman Catholic friar wearing the black mantle of the Dominican order; Dominican; Blackfriar; friar preacher

Black Hand

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a secret terrorist society in the United States early in the 20th century

Black Hawk

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. Sauk leader who in 1832 led Fox and Sauk warriors against the United States (1767-1838); Makataimeshekiakiak

Black Hills

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. mountains in southwestern South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming; sacred to the Sioux (whites settling in the Black Hills led to the Battle of Little Bighorn); site of Mount Rushmore
  2. mountains in western South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming

Black Hole of Calcutta

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a dungeon (20 feet square) in a fort in Calcutta where as many as 146 English prisoners were held overnight by Siraj-ud-daula; the next morning only 23 were still alive

Black Jack Pershing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. United States general who commanded the American forces in Europe during World War I (1860-1948); Pershing; John Joseph Pershing

Black Maria

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a form of whist in which players avoid winning tricks containing hearts or the queen of spades; hearts

Black Muslim

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an activist member of a largely American group of Blacks called the Nation of Islam

Black Panther

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a member of the Black Panthers political party

Black Panthers

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a militant Black political party founded in 1965 to end political dominance by Whites

Black Plague

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the epidemic form of bubonic plague experienced during the Middle Ages when it killed nearly half the people of western Europe; Black Death

Black Prince

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. son of Edward III who defeated the French at Crecy and Poitiers in the Hundred Years' War (1330-1376); Edward

Black Rock Desert

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a desert in northwestern Nevada

Black Sea

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a sea between Europe and Asia; a popular resort area of eastern Europeans; Euxine Sea

Black September

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a Palestinian international terrorist organization that split from the PLO in 1974; has conducted terrorist attacks in 20 countries; Fatah Revolutionary Council; Fatah-RC; Abu Nidal Organization; ANO; Arab Revolutionary Brigades; Revolutionary Organization of Socialist Muslims

Black September Movement

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a former Palestinian terrorist organization (now merged with Fatah Revolutionary Council) that assassinated the Prime Minister of Jordan and during the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich killed 11 Israeli athletes

Black Tai

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a branch of the Tai languages; Tai Dam

Black Vernacular

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a nonstandard form of American English characteristically spoken by African Americans in the United States; African American Vernacular English; AAVE; African American English; Black English; Black English Vernacular; Black Vernacular English; Ebonics

Black Vernacular English

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a nonstandard form of American English characteristically spoken by African Americans in the United States; African American Vernacular English; AAVE; African American English; Black English; Black English Vernacular; Black Vernacular; Ebonics

Black and Tan

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an English recruit (who wore a uniform that was black and tan) serving in the Irish constabulary to suppress the Sinn Fein rebellion of 1919 to 1921

Black man

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a man who is Black

Black person

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa); Black; blackamoor; Negro; Negroid

Black race

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a dark-skinned race; Negroid race; Negro race

Black woman

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a woman who is Black

California black oak

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. large deciduous tree of the Pacific coast having deeply parted bristle-tipped leaves; Quercus kelloggii

California black walnut

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. medium-sized tree with somewhat aromatic compound leaves and edible nuts; Juglans californica

Chinese black mushroom

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. edible east Asian mushroom having a golden or dark brown to blackish cap and an inedible stipe; shiitake; shiitake mushroom; golden oak mushroom; Oriental black mushroom; Lentinus edodes

European black alder

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. medium-sized tree with brown-black bark and woody fruiting catkins; leaves are hairy beneath; common alder; Alnus glutinosa; Alnus vulgaris

European black currant

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. widely cultivated current bearing edible black aromatic berries; black currant; Ribes nigrum

European black grouse

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. large northern European grouse that is black with a lyre-shaped tail; heathfowl; Lyrurus tetrix

Japanese black pine

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. large Japanese ornamental having long needles in bunches of 2; widely planted in United States because of its resistance to salt and smog; black pine; Pinus thunbergii

Joseph Black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. British chemist who identified carbon dioxide and who formulated the concepts of specific heat and latent heat (1728-1799); Black

Kentucky black bass

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a variety of black bass; spotted black bass; Micropterus pseudoplites

Mexican black cherry

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. Mexican black cherry; capulin

Oriental black mushroom

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. edible east Asian mushroom having a golden or dark brown to blackish cap and an inedible stipe; shiitake; shiitake mushroom; Chinese black mushroom; golden oak mushroom; Lentinus edodes

Shirley Temple Black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. popular child actress of the 1930's (born in 1928); Black; Shirley Temple

Welsh Black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a breed of dual-purpose cattle developed in Wales; Welsh

animal black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. black substance containing char in the form of carbonized bone; used as a black pigment; bone black; bone char; animal charcoal

black Angus

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. black hornless breed from Scotland; Aberdeen Angus; Angus

black Hollander

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. Old World willow with light green leaves cultivated for use in basketry; almond willow; Salix triandra; Salix amygdalina

black Maria

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. van used by police to transport prisoners; police van; police wagon; paddy wagon; patrol wagon; wagon
n.
  1. a widely distributed North American garden spider; Argiope aurantia

black and white

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. not having or not capable of producing colors; black-and-white
E.g.
  • The floor is of alternating black and white marble.
  • The video is seen in colour and black and white.
  • The black and white cinematography is by Gil Taylor.

black and white

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a black-and-white photograph or slide; monochrome
  2. communication by means of written symbols (either printed or handwritten); written communication; written language
E.g.
  • The floor is of alternating black and white marble.
  • The video is seen in colour and black and white.
  • The black and white cinematography is by Gil Taylor.

black apricot

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. small hybrid apricot of Asia and Asia Minor having purplish twigs and white flowers following by inferior purple fruit; purple apricot; Prunus dasycarpa

black archangel

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. ill-smelling European herb with rugose leaves and whorls of dark purple flowers; black horehound; fetid horehound; stinking horehound; Ballota nigra

black art

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the belief in magical spells that harness occult forces or evil spirits to produce unnatural effects in the world; sorcery; black magic; necromancy

black ash

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. vigorous spreading North American tree having dark brown heavy wood; leaves turn gold in autumn; basket ash; brown ash; hoop ash; Fraxinus nigra

black bamboo

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. small bamboo having thin green culms turning shining black; kuri-chiku; Phyllostachys nigra

black bass

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. widely distributed and highly prized American freshwater game fishes (sunfish family)
  2. bluish black-striped sea bass of the Atlantic coast of the United States; black sea bass; Centropistes striata

black bead

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. erect shrub with small if any spines having racemes of white to yellow flowers followed by curved pointed pods and black shiny seeds; West Indies and Florida; cat's-claw; catclaw; Pithecellodium unguis-cati

black bean

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. black-seeded bean of South America; usually dried; turtle bean

black bear

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. brown to black North American bear; smaller and less ferocious than the brown bear; American black bear; Ursus americanus; Euarctos americanus
  2. bear with a black coat living in central and eastern Asia; Asiatic black bear; Ursus thibetanus; Selenarctos thibetanus
E.g.
  • The claws are blunt, while those of a black bear are sharp.
  • Kumamon is a black bear with red cheeks.
  • It teemed with black bear, grizzlies and had Dall sheep on the higher slopes.

black bearberry

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. deciduous creeping shrub bright red in autumn having black or blue-black berries; alpine and circumpolar; alpine bearberry; Arctostaphylos alpina

black bee

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. dark-colored ill-tempered honeybee supposedly of German origin; German bee

black beech

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. New Zealand forest tree; Nothofagus solanderi

black belt

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a person who attained the rank of expert in the martial arts (judo or karate)
  2. a black sash worn to show expert standards in the martial arts (judo or karate)
E.g.
  • She eventually earned her black belt in taekwondo.
  • Pants were plain white with a black belt and socks.
  • He is a third-dan black belt in Shotokan Karate.

black bile

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a humor that was once believed to be secreted by the kidneys or spleen and to cause sadness and melancholy; melancholy

black bindweed

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. common European twining vine with tuberous roots and cordate leaves and red berries; black bryony; Tamus communis

black birch

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. birch of swamps and river bottoms throughout the eastern United States having reddish-brown bark; river birch; red birch; Betula nigra
  2. common birch of the eastern United States having spicy brown bark yielding a volatile oil and hard dark wood used for furniture; sweet birch; cherry birch; Betula lenta

black body

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a hypothetical object capable of absorbing all the electromagnetic radiation falling on it; blackbody; full radiator
E.g.
  • These ichneumonids have a black body and reddish abdomen.
  • The CMB has a thermal black body spectrum at a temperature of .
  • Her goal is to “create alternative narratives around the black body”.

black book

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a list of people who are out of favor; blacklist; shitlist

black box

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. equipment that records information about the performance of an aircraft during flight
E.g.
  • The Studio is a black box performance space with 120 seats.
  • The Jose Quintero black box theatre was also built in 1977.
  • The Hearn Stage is a black box theater for smaller productions.

black bread

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. bread made of coarse rye flour; pumpernickel

black bream

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. important dark-colored edible food and game fish of Australia; Chrysophrys australis

black bryony

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. common European twining vine with tuberous roots and cordate leaves and red berries; black bindweed; Tamus communis

black buck

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. common Indian antelope with a dark back and spiral horns; blackbuck; Antilope cervicapra

black buffalo

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. fish of the lower Mississippi; Ictiobus niger

black calla

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. ornamental plant of Middle East cultivated for its dark purple spathe; Arum palaestinum

black caraway

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. herb of the Mediterranean region having pungent seeds used like those of caraway; nutmeg flower; Roman coriander; Nigella sativa

black carpet beetle

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a carpet beetle that is solid black in color

black cat

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. large dark brown North American arboreal carnivorous mammal; fisher; pekan; fisher cat; Martes pennanti
E.g.
  • A black cat is often seen moving around at night.
  • Bomb Queen is never seen without her black cat, Ashe.
  • Another animal often associated with Satan and evil is the black cat.

black catechu

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. extract of the heartwood of Acacia catechu used for dyeing and tanning and preserving fishnets and sails; formerly used medicinally; catechu

black cherry

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. large North American wild cherry with round black sour edible fruit; black cherry tree; rum cherry; Prunus serotina
  2. any of several fruits of cultivated cherry trees that have sweet flesh; sweet cherry

black cherry tree

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. large North American wild cherry with round black sour edible fruit; black cherry; rum cherry; Prunus serotina

black cock

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. male black grouse; blackcock

black cohosh

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. North American bugbane found from Maine and Ontario to Wisconsin and south to Georgia; black snakeroot; rattle-top; Cimicifuga racemosa

black comedy

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. comedy that uses black humor
E.g.
  • The temple was used for Ning Hao's black comedy film "Crazy Stone".
  • "Variety" called the film "a surprisingly entertaining black comedy."
  • The book includes murderous drama, black comedy, and a maniacal rapist.

black cottonwood

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. cottonwood of western North America with dark green leaves shining above and rusty or silvery beneath; Western balsam poplar; Populus trichocarpa
  2. North American poplar with large rounded scalloped leaves and brownish bark and wood; swamp cottonwood; downy poplar; swamp poplar; Populus heterophylla

black crappie

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a crappie that is black; Pomoxis nigromaculatus

black currant

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. widely cultivated current bearing edible black aromatic berries; European black currant; Ribes nigrum
  2. small black berries used in jams and jellies

black cypress pine

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. Australian tree with small flattened scales as leaves and numerous dark brown seed; valued for its timber and resin; red cypress pine; Callitris endlicheri; Callitris calcarata

black diamond

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an inferior dark diamond used in industry for drilling and polishing; carbonado

black disease

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a disease of the liver (especially in sheep and cattle) caused by liver flukes and their by-products; sheep rot; liver rot; distomatosis

black duck

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a dusky duck of northeastern United States and Canada; Anas rubripes

black economy

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a hidden sector of the economy where private cash transactions go unreported

black elder

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a common shrub with black fruit or a small tree of Europe and Asia; fruit used for wines and jellies; bourtree; common elder; elderberry; European elder; Sambucus nigra

black elderberry

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. common elder of central and eastern North America bearing purple-black berries; fruit used in wines and jellies; American elder; sweet elder; Sambucus canadensis

black eye

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye; shiner; mouse
  2. a bad reputation
  3. an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating; reverse; reversal; setback; blow
E.g.
  • Joanne is crying and Kelly has a black eye.
  • The body of the animal is all pure white other than its black eye spots.
  • Farmer suffered a black eye during the game, which was notable for its physicality.

black felt cup

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a common name for a variety of Sarcosomataceae

black flag

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a flag usually bearing a white skull and crossbones on a black background; indicates a pirate ship; pirate flag; Jolly Roger; blackjack

black fly

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. small blackish stout-bodied biting fly having aquatic larvae; sucks the blood of birds as well as humans and other mammals; blackfly; buffalo gnat

black fox

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. red fox in the color phase when its pelt is mostly black

black fritillary

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. herb of southwestern United States having dark purple bell-shaped flowers mottled with green; mission bells; Fritillaria biflora

black grama

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a pasture grass (especially of western coastal regions of North America); Bouteloua eriopoda

black greasewood

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. low hardy much-branched spiny shrub common in alkaline soils of western America; greasewood; Sarcobatus vermiculatus

black grouse

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. grouse of which the male is bluish-black

black guillemot

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. northern Atlantic guillemot; Cepphus grylle

black gum

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a small mallee with rough dark-colored bark toward the butt; yields a red eucalyptus kino gum; black mallee; black sally; Eucalytus stellulata
  2. columnar tree of eastern North America having horizontal limbs and small leaves that emerge late in spring and have brilliant color in early fall; sour gum; pepperidge; Nyssa sylvatica

black haw

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. upright deciduous shrub having frosted dark-blue fruit; east and east central North America; Viburnum prunifolium
  2. deciduous tree of southeastern United States and Mexico; false buckthorn; chittamwood; chittimwood; shittimwood; Bumelia lanuginosa

black hellebore

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. European evergreen plant with white or purplish rose-like winter-blooming flowers; Christmas rose; winter rose; Helleborus niger
  2. slightly hairy perennial having deep green leathery leaves and flowers that are ultimately purplish-green; lenten rose; Helleborus orientalis

black hemlock

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. large evergreen of western United States; wood much harder than Canadian hemlock; mountain hemlock; Tsuga mertensiana

black henbane

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. poisonous fetid Old World herb having sticky hairy leaves and yellow-brown flowers; yields hyoscyamine and scopolamine; henbane; stinking nightshade; Hyoscyamus niger

black hickory

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. North American walnut tree with hard dark wood and edible nut; black walnut; black walnut tree; Juglans nigra
  2. smooth-barked North American hickory with 7 to 9 leaflets bearing a hard-shelled edible nut; mockernut; mockernut hickory; white-heart hickory; big-bud hickory; Carya tomentosa
  3. an American hickory tree having bitter nuts; pignut; pignut hickory; brown hickory; Carya glabra

black hole

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a region of space resulting from the collapse of a star; extremely high gravitational field
E.g.
  • A black hole would also be smaller than a star.
  • Observers falling into a Schwarzschild black hole ("i.e.
  • The black hole is 250 million times as massive as the Sun.

black horehound

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. ill-smelling European herb with rugose leaves and whorls of dark purple flowers; black archangel; fetid horehound; stinking horehound; Ballota nigra

black huckleberry

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. low shrub of the eastern United States bearing shiny black edible fruit; best known of the huckleberries; Gaylussacia baccata

black humor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the juxtaposition of morbid and farcical elements (in writing or drama) to give a disturbing effect; black humour

black humour

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the juxtaposition of morbid and farcical elements (in writing or drama) to give a disturbing effect; black humor

black ice

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a thin coating of ice (as from freezing mist) on a road or sidewalk; nearly invisible but very hazardous

black kite

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. dark Old World kite feeding chiefly on carrion; Milvus migrans

black knapweed

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a weedy perennial with tough wiry stems and purple flowers; native to Europe but widely naturalized; lesser knapweed; hardheads; Centaurea nigra

black knot

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. disease of plum and cherry trees characterized by black excrescences on the branches

black larch

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. medium-sized larch of Canada and northern United States including Alaska having a broad conic crown and rust-brown scaly bark; American larch; tamarack; Larix laricina

black lead

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. used as a lubricant and as a moderator in nuclear reactors; graphite; plumbago

black letter

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a heavy typeface in use from 15th to 18th centuries; Gothic

black locust

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. strong stiff wood of a black-locust tree; very resistant to decay
  2. large thorny tree of eastern and central United States having pinnately compound leaves and drooping racemes of white flowers; widely naturalized in many varieties in temperate regions; yellow locust; Robinia pseudoacacia

black lotion

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a mixture of calomel and limewater that is used on syphilitic sores; blackwash

black lovage

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. European herb somewhat resembling celery widely naturalized in Britain coastal regions and often cultivated as a potherb; Alexander; Alexanders; horse parsley; Smyrnium olusatrum

black lung

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. lung disease caused by inhaling coal dust; anthracosis; black lung disease; coal miner's lung

black lung disease

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. lung disease caused by inhaling coal dust; anthracosis; black lung; coal miner's lung

black magic

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the belief in magical spells that harness occult forces or evil spirits to produce unnatural effects in the world; sorcery; black art; necromancy
E.g.
  • She then used black magic to make the tree wither.
  • It is the traditional color of witchcraft and black magic.
  • Belief in black magic, or dukun santet, is widespread in the area.

black maire

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. northern Zealand tree having dense hard light-brown wood; Olea cunninghamii

black mallee

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a small mallee with rough dark-colored bark toward the butt; yields a red eucalyptus kino gum; black sally; black gum; Eucalytus stellulata

black mamba

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a highly venomous southern African mamba dreaded because of its quickness and readiness to bite; Dendroaspis augusticeps

black mangrove

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an Australian tree resembling the black mangrove of the West Indies and Florida; Aegiceras majus
  2. a mangrove of the West Indies and the southern Florida coast; occurs in dense thickets and has numerous short roots that bend up from the ground; Avicennia marina

black margate

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. dusky grey food fish found from Louisiana and Florida southward; pompon; Anisotremus surinamensis

black market

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. people who engage in illicit trade
  2. an illegal market in which goods or currencies are bought and sold in violation of rationing or controls
E.g.
  • We were having a real "black market" of passports.
  • Strict rationing inevitably created a black market.
  • on the black market it often differed from the official one.

black market

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor; run
E.g.
  • We were having a real "black market" of passports.
  • Strict rationing inevitably created a black market.
  • on the black market it often differed from the official one.

black marketeer

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. someone who engages illegally in trade in scarce or controlled commodities

black marketeer

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. deal on the black market

black marlin

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. large game fish in the Pacific Ocean; may reach 1000 pounds; Makaira mazara; Makaira marlina

black medick

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. prostrate European herb with small yellow flowers and curved black pods; naturalized in North America; hop clover; yellow trefoil; nonesuch clover; Medicago lupulina

black morel

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a morel whose pitted fertile body is attached to the stalk with little free skirt around it; the fertile body is grey when young and black in old age; Morchella conica; conic morel; Morchella angusticeps; narrowhead morel

black moss

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. dense festoons of greenish-grey hairlike flexuous strands anchored to tree trunks and branches by sparse wiry roots; southeastern United States and West Indies to South America; Spanish moss; old man's beard; long moss; Tillandsia usneoides

black mulberry

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. European mulberry having dark foliage and fruit; Morus nigra

black music

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. music created by African-American musicians; early forms were songs that had a melodic line and a strong rhythmic beat with repeated choruses; African-American music
E.g.
  • They wouldn't let black music through.
  • He opened the door for black music."
  • "We're breaking down categories of world music and rock music and black music.

black mustard

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. widespread Eurasian annual plant cultivated for its pungent seeds; a principal source of table mustard; Brassica nigra

black nightshade

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. Eurasian herb naturalized in America having white flowers and poisonous hairy foliage and bearing black berries that are sometimes poisonous but sometimes edible; common nightshade; poisonberry; poison-berry; Solanum nigrum

black oak

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. medium to large deciduous timber tree of the eastern United States and southeastern Canada having dark outer bark and yellow inner bark used for tanning; broad five-lobed leaves are bristle-tipped; yellow oak; quercitron; quercitron oak; Quercus velutina

black olive

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. olives picked ripe and cured in brine then dried or pickled or preserved canned or in oil; ripe olive

black opal

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a dark colored opal with internal reflections of green or red

black operation

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a covert operation not attributable to the organization carrying it out

black out

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. obliterate or extinguish
  2. darken completely; blacken out
  3. suppress by censorship as for political reasons
  4. lose consciousness due to a sudden trauma, for example; zonk out; pass out

black pea

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. perennial of Europe and North Africa; foliage turns black in drying; Lathyrus niger

black pepper

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. pepper that is ground from whole peppercorns with husks on
  2. climber having dark red berries (peppercorns) when fully ripe; southern India and Sri Lanka; naturalized in northern Burma and Assam; pepper; common pepper; white pepper; Madagascar pepper; Piper nigrum
E.g.
  • Oregano or black pepper is sometimes added.
  • Coffee, black pepper and vanilla are the main cash crops.
  • The main crops are elaichi, black pepper, cardamom and ginger.

black pine

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. large two-needled timber pine of southeastern Europe; Pinus nigra
  2. large Japanese ornamental having long needles in bunches of 2; widely planted in United States because of its resistance to salt and smog; Japanese black pine; Pinus thunbergii
  3. tall symmetrical pine of western North America having long blue-green needles in bunches of 3 and elongated cones on spreading somewhat pendulous branches; sometimes classified as a variety of ponderosa pine; Jeffrey pine; Jeffrey's pine; Pinus jeffreyi
  4. conifer of Australia and New Zealand; matai; Prumnopitys taxifolia; Podocarpus spicata
  5. New Zealand conifer used for lumber; the dark wood is used for interior carpentry; miro; Prumnopitys ferruginea; Podocarpus ferruginea

black poplar

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. large European poplar; Populus nigra

black pudding

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a black sausage containing pig's blood and other ingredients; blood sausage; blood pudding

black racer

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. blackish racer of the eastern United States that grows to six feet; blacksnake; Coluber constrictor

black raspberry

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. raspberry native to eastern North America having black thimble-shaped fruit; blackcap; blackcap raspberry; thimbleberry; Rubus occidentalis

black rat

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. common household pest originally from Asia that has spread worldwide; roof rat; Rattus rattus

black rat snake

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. large harmless shiny black North American snake; blacksnake; pilot blacksnake; mountain blacksnake; Elaphe obsoleta

black rhinoceros

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. African rhino; in danger of extinction; Diceros bicornis

black rockweed

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a common rockweed used in preparing kelp and as manure; bladderwrack; bladder fucus; tang; Fucus vesiculosus

black root rot fungus

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. fungus causing black root rot in apples; Xylaria mali

black rot

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a fungous disease causing darkening and decay of the leaves of fruits and vegetables

black rudderfish

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. blackish fish of New England waters; barrelfish; Hyperglyphe perciformis

black sage

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an aromatic plant with wooly leaves found in southern California and Mexico; wooly blue curls; California romero; Trichostema lanatum

black sally

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a small mallee with rough dark-colored bark toward the butt; yields a red eucalyptus kino gum; black mallee; black gum; Eucalytus stellulata

black salsify

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. perennial south European herb having narrow entire leaves and solitary yellow flower heads and long black edible roots shaped like carrots; viper's grass; scorzonera; Scorzonera hispanica
  2. long black salsify; scorzonera

black saltwort

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a small fleshy herb common along North American seashores and in brackish marshes having pink or white flowers; sea milkwort; sea trifoly; Glaux maritima

black sea bass

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. bluish black-striped sea bass of the Atlantic coast of the United States; black bass; Centropistes striata

black sheep

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. sheep with a black coat
  2. a reckless and unprincipled reprobate; scapegrace

black snakeroot

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. North American bugbane found from Maine and Ontario to Wisconsin and south to Georgia; black cohosh; rattle-top; Cimicifuga racemosa
  2. deciduous low-growing perennial of Canada and eastern and central United States; Canada ginger; Asarum canadense

black spleenwort

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. spleenwort of Europe and Africa and Asia having pinnate fronds and yielding an astringent; Asplenium adiantum-nigrum

black spot

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. any of several fungous diseases of plants that produce small black spots on the plant
E.g.
  • Each thoracic segment with one each black spot.
  • A black spot is present at the end of the cell.
  • Yellowish head with large black spot on frons.

black spruce

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. small spruce of boggy areas of northeastern North America having spreading branches with dense foliage; inferior wood; Picea mariana; spruce pine

black squirrel

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. fox squirrel or grey squirrel in the black color phase

black stork

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. Old World stork that is glossy black above and white below; Ciconia nigra

black sumac

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. common nonpoisonous shrub of eastern North America with compound leaves and green paniculate flowers followed by red berries; dwarf sumac; mountain sumac; shining sumac; Rhus copallina

black swan

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. large Australian swan having black plumage and a red bill; Cygnus atratus

black tea

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. fermented tea leaves

black tie

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a black bow tie worn with a dinner jacket
  2. semiformal evening dress for men; dinner jacket; tux; tuxedo
E.g.
  • See black tie and stroller for more details.
  • black tie, and informal i.e.
  • The uniforms also features a black tie, black socks and shoes, and a white shirt.

black tongue

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a benign side effect of some antibiotics; dark overgrowth of the papillae of the tongue; hairy tongue; furry tongue

black tree fern

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a showy tree fern of New Zealand and Australia having a crown of pinnated fronds with whitish undersides; silver tree fern; sago fern; Cyathea medullaris

black turnstone

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. common turnstone of the Pacific coast of North America; Arenaria-Melanocephala

black vomit

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. caused by a flavivirus transmitted by a mosquito; yellow jack; yellow fever

black vulture

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. American vulture smaller than the turkey buzzard; carrion crow; Coragyps atratus
  2. of southern Eurasia and northern Africa; Aegypius monachus

black walnut

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. North American walnut tree with hard dark wood and edible nut; black walnut tree; black hickory; Juglans nigra
  2. American walnut having a very hard and thick woody shell

black walnut tree

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. North American walnut tree with hard dark wood and edible nut; black walnut; black hickory; Juglans nigra

black wattle

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. Australian tree that yields tanning materials; Acacia auriculiformis

black weevil

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. brown weevil that infests stored grain especially rice; rice weevil; Sitophylus oryzae

black whale

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. small dark-colored whale of the Atlantic coast of the United States; the largest male acts as pilot or leader for the school; pilot whale; common blackfish; blackfish; Globicephala melaena
  2. large whale with a large cavity in the head containing spermaceti and oil; also a source of ambergris; sperm whale; cachalot; Physeter catodon

black widow

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. venomous New World spider; the female is black with an hourglass-shaped red mark on the underside of the abdomen; Latrodectus mactans

black willow

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. North American shrubby willow having dark bark and linear leaves growing close to streams and lakes; swamp willow; Salix nigra

bluish black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. of black tinged with blue; blue-black

bone black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. black substance containing char in the form of carbonized bone; used as a black pigment; bone char; animal black; animal charcoal

carbon black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink; lampblack; soot; smut; crock

coal black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a very dark black; ebony; jet black; pitch black; sable; soot black

ivory black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a black pigment made from grinding burnt ivory in oil

jet black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a very dark black; coal black; ebony; pitch black; sable; soot black
n.
  1. a large black bass; the angle of the jaw falls behind the eye; largemouth; largemouth bass; largemouthed bass; largemouthed black bass; Micropterus salmoides

largemouthed black bass

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a large black bass; the angle of the jaw falls behind the eye; largemouth; largemouth bass; largemouthed bass; largemouth black bass; Micropterus salmoides

little black ant

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. tiny glossy black ant; nests outdoors but invades houses for food; Monomorium minimum

pitch black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a very dark black; coal black; ebony; jet black; sable; soot black

platinum black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a fine black powder of platinum; used as a catalyst in chemical reactions

shoe black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. large showy Asiatic shrub or small tree having large single or double red to deep-red flowers; China rose; Chinese hibiscus; Rose of China; shoeblack plant; Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
n.
  1. a variety of black bass; the angle of the jaw falls below the eye; smallmouth; smallmouth bass; smallmouthed bass; smallmouthed black bass; Micropterus dolomieu

smallmouthed black bass

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a variety of black bass; the angle of the jaw falls below the eye; smallmouth; smallmouth bass; smallmouthed bass; smallmouth black bass; Micropterus dolomieu

soot black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a very dark black; coal black; ebony; jet black; pitch black; sable

spotted black bass

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a variety of black bass; Kentucky black bass; Micropterus pseudoplites

first black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It is hailed as the UK's first black feature film.
  • He wanted to become Nevada's first black Senator.
  • This film is considered the first black talkie.

black metal

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It consists of a black metal pyramid on a concrete base.
  • The early American black metal bands remained underground.
  • Many purist black metal artists have continued this style.

black people

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In this case, instead of black people, it's prawns.
  • "I want to portray black people as they really are."
  • I do know some wonderful and thoughtful black people.

black women

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • She was one of the first black women in Colombia to publish.
  • The organisation was the first black women's group in the UK.
  • All the characters those black women writers acknowledged and ignored."

black man

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Ying — The only black man living in Pebble Town.
  • A black man sitting nearby asks him to stop.
  • Dumas was replaced by another black man, Samuel Armstead.

black community

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Physical assault is also prevalent for the black community.
  • It was a time of flourishing projects in the black community.
  • The response from Miami's black community was more conflicted.

black holes

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Tiny black holes are theorized to emit Hawking radiation.
  • Solutions describing more general black holes also exist.
  • However, black holes slowly evaporate by emitting Hawking radiation.

black men

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Lynchings of black men were numerous in the South in this period.
  • White men had an increased risk, but not white women or black men.
  • Douglass supported the amendment, which would grant suffrage to black men.

black spots

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Scutellum has three usually isolated black spots.
  • The two prominent subapical black spots are visible.
  • In males, there are six black spots on each forewing.

white and black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The official colors are yellow, white and black.
  • Thoracic segments white and black transversely banded.
  • The seats in the stand are blue, yellow, white and black.

black woman

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • She was the first black woman admitted to the Painter's Union.
  • Above the altar is a statue of the Virgin depicted as a black woman.
  • Iyiola is the first black woman to play The Duchess in a major production.

black students

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In 1986, it accepted black students.
  • A school for black students, also called Harrisburg School, opened in 1904.
  • This year's results showed small gains in almost all grades for black students.

historically black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The street was surrounded by three historically black universities.
  • Frenchtown is the oldest historically black neighborhood in the state.
  • Atlanta is the home of the largest consortium of historically black institutions in the nation.

red and black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The main colors of ornaments are white, red and black.
  • Livery was the same red and black as the F4 1000 Mamba.
  • The team's colors were white, red and black.

black hair

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Banfield had a more youthful look with longer black hair.
  • An example would be, "My father's brother has black hair."
  • It has a thick coat of coarse black hair.

black markings

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Their heads and long wings have black markings.
  • The spider is sandy gray to brown with black markings.
  • Their long wings have black markings, as does the head.

black metal band

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Unlord Unlord was a Dutch black metal band, formed in 1989.
  • Profanatica Profanatica is a black metal band from New York.
  • American black metal band Order of Leviathan was formed in 2012.

small black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • On the sides of the thorax is present a small black line.
  • Ventral surface yellow and flecked with small black spots.
  • "P. elata" also produces small black or dark blue berries.

black population

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • By 1900, the black population had doubled and reached 8.8 million.
  • The west does have a sizable black population in certain areas, however.
  • Foreign born blacks, 9% of the black population, made even greater strides.

black bears

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • American black bears are abundant in much of North America.
  • Experiments show that black bears can see color, unlike many mammals.
  • Dhole packs occasionally attack Asiatic black bears, snow leopards, and sloth bears.

black powder

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The original propellant load is of black powder.
  • This iron oxide is encountered in the laboratory as a black powder.
  • This is effective with black powder, but less so with smokeless powder.

black background

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The stand-up sequences were shot against a black background.
  • Writing in white on a black background.
  • The beret emblem is worn on a black background with a green border.

all black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The all black bike was limited to 21 examples.
  • The caterpillar is almost all black with dusted white spots.
  • He wears all black, smokes, and keeps to himself all the time.

large black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Yellowish head with large black spot on frons.
  • There are almost always large black rings on the mantle.
  • Head with large black spot on frons.

black leather

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • and often sported a black leather jacket.
  • This type of chokha has black leather belts decorated with silver pieces.
  • She notably possessed five Maquet-branded wallets, all made of black leather.

black dots

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The lower part of the head usually has black dots.
  • Series of black dots found on tail of hindwings.
  • There are fine black dots on the margins of all wings.

other black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Black holes can also merge with other objects such as stars or even other black holes.
  • Brown later added other black players to the team, including Horace Gillom and Len Ford.
  • This was the origin of the widespread superstition about black cats and other black animals.

young black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Jackson stayed, vainly seeking a young black man to reestablish the community.
  • Her best friend, Starletta, is a young black girl who has poor, but kind parents.
  • More unusual prey include fishers, young black bear cubs, harp seals and rattlesnakes.

black children

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • She was already teaching at the Robert Vaux School for black children.
  • He asked Lissner for their help in caring for black children in Harlem.
  • As of 1983, several black children had been accepted for addmission, but none had enrolled.

painted black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It is fabricated from aluminum, painted black.
  • The mudguards were painted black as a sign of mourning.
  • The sculpture is fabricated from steel and painted black.

yellow and black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The official colors are yellow and black.
  • Cardinal marks are yellow and black with two cones at top marks.
  • The club plays in yellow and black.

black college

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The college's endowment was transferred to Virginia Union University, a historically black college.
  • In 1968, she joined the faculty at Jackson State College, a historically black college in Mississippi.
  • The annual game matched Prairie View A&M against a team from another historically black college or university (HBCU).

black line

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Cilia fulvous, with a black line through them.
  • On the sides of the thorax is present a small black line.
  • Abdomen orange with a black line on vertex.

free black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • As a descendant of this legacy, he too joined the free black militia of Havana.
  • His parents were Amanda Hines, a free black, and Nathan Taylor, who was enslaved.
  • Louisville also had a free black population, among whom some managed to acquire property.

only black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Ying — The only black man living in Pebble Town.
  • Gragg was the only black person to serve on the board at the time.
  • She tries to befriend the only black girl in school, Lydia, but is rebuffed.

black and red

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The earrings come with or without black and red glass beads.
  • The club colours would be black and red.
  • Unlike most modern tiles they are white with black and red pips.

black scales

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The palps and proboscis have black scales.
  • Forewings are bright orange yellow and covered with slightly powdered black scales.
  • Females have black scales that protrude forwards and backwards on their middle and hind legs.

brown or black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Adults are predominantly dark brown or black in colour.
  • These are long white, brown or black cloaks trimmed in gold.
  • The fur is dark brown or black in color.

black and gold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Black River's school colors are black and gold.
  • The cord for officers was made of black and gold thread.
  • The school mascot is a rooster and the school colors are black and gold.

supermassive black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It is believed to have a supermassive black hole at its center.
  • These results imply that NGC 5005 contains a supermassive black hole.
  • There is believed to be a supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy.

brown to black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Pedicel dark brown and flagellum dark brown to black.
  • It is a dark reddish brown to black monoclinic mineral.
  • The stripes, spots, and blotches are deep brown to black.

dressed in black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He is strolling with a woman dressed in black.
  • Her human form is a 25-year-old woman always dressed in black.
  • Maisonet was reportedly dressed in black, and telling him: "Raphy, I'll help you from here".

black voters

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Smith had explicitly "campaigned on a platform to disfranchise black voters in Georgia."
  • They broke up Republican meetings, disrupted their organizing, and intimidated black voters at the polls.
  • The campaign aimed to register black voters in a place where the voting rights for blacks were nearly non-existent.

black person

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • She was the first black person named to be head of the committee.
  • Gragg was the only black person to serve on the board at the time.
  • He even offered $50 to anyone who took a black person abroad and gave him a job there.

both black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • in 2008 (on both black and clear yellow vinyl).
  • More than 30 people were interviewed, both black and white.
  • At many locations, one can purchase both black tapioca balls and white tapioca balls.

black head

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The caterpillar has a black head in first instars.
  • The third field is red, on it a black head of a bull facing forward.
  • 3rd: The black head of bull.
E.g.
  • Coat is predominantly black with speckled ears.
  • The bumblebee is predominantly black, with an orange collar.
  • Many of them turned to teaching in predominantly black schools.

black soldiers

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • At least 5,000 black soldiers fought for the Revolutionary cause.
  • The club's fundraising efforts also assisted the orphans of black soldiers.
  • As a result, black soldiers endured a disproportionate share of labor duty.

black female

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • As an adult, Mail purchased a black female slave named Nancy.
  • In 1986 she became the department's first black female commander.
  • The first black female historians paved their way using the "Journal of Negro History."

black slaves

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It was for this project that he needed the black slaves.
  • Many black slaves sided with the Loyalists.
  • By 1650 the island had 6,000 black slaves and 24,000 whites.

black players

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • By 2007, black players made up less than 9% of the major leagues.
  • Brown later added other black players to the team, including Horace Gillom and Len Ford.
  • The Browns, in fact, had roughly a third of the black players in the NFL on their roster.

black and yellow

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The venter displays a checked black and yellow (or cream) pattern.
  • Males are powdery blue, while females are black and yellow, resembling a wasp.
  • They had to wear black and yellow dress to distinguish themselves from the Muslims.

long black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • There are long black hairs on the inner margin.
  • The protagonist is given a long black sword.
  • The inflorescence is covered in long black and white hairs.

mostly black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The Bottom is a mostly black neighborhood in Ohio.
  • It is mostly black with a slight green sheen.
  • Aaron wants to get a mostly black jury and accuse the police of racism.

many black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Lyrically, it has many black feminist themes.
  • Gentrification has displaced many black residents in north and northeast Portland.
  • Instead, many black metal songs contain lengthy and repetitive instrumental sections.

black band

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The AP rounds have a black band just under the bullet tip.
  • Mine Head has a 22 m (72 ft.) white tower with a black band.
  • On the back of the abdomen of the females there is a black band.

black stripes

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The club's colours are azure and black stripes.
  • Thorax show a few black stripes, with a broader central stripe.
  • The Afghan Kucchi is usually brindle grey and dark black stripes.

wore black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Country-western singer Johnny Cash always wore black on stage.
  • Aguilera wore black lace thigh-high boots and a white bodysuit.
  • The team wore black armbands for the last four games in 1978 in memory of Nelson.

black shorts

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Team colours are red shirt, black shorts and socks.
  • Their kit is a red shirt, black shorts and red socks.
  • The club colours are green, white and blue with black shorts.

wear black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In many countries judges and magistrates wear black robes.
  • They all wear black and drive around in a menacing fashion.
  • That’s why I always wear black."

black residents

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Nearby Dresden and Buxton were home to thousands of land-owning black residents.
  • Gentrification has displaced many black residents in north and northeast Portland.
  • In a rural area dominated by cotton plantations, Fayette had a majority of black residents.

first black woman

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • She was the first black woman admitted to the Painter's Union.
  • Iyiola is the first black woman to play The Duchess in a major production.
  • She is the first black woman to represent the United Kingdom as a high commissioner.

wearing a black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Vidali is shown staring over her shoulder and wearing a black hat.
  • She is wearing a black mantilla, and a pink carnation on the left side of her head.
  • With Minaj's first verse, she appears in front of a red and black wall wearing a black and white outfit.

almost black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Its ventral pelage is a dark brown to almost black.
  • It has a dark blue flower that is almost black.
  • His fur is very dark, almost black.

black marble

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It is an eight-story concrete-frame structure, framed by black marble around the doors.
  • The original black marble sarcophagus collapsed at Burg Hohenzollern—the current one is a copper copy.
  • Made entirely of black marble, except for the base and cornice, the altar would have made a striking impression.

black or white

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The player can choose between black or white chips.
  • The keyboard can come in colors black or white.
  • They wore white pants and either black or white jerseys.

black lines

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In the males the thorax is grayish, with black lines.
  • Hindwings also with black lines at medial and submarginal areas.
  • Both sexes have mottled grey forewings with jagged black lines across them.

black communities

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • This appointment made him responsible for the black communities' housing.
  • The film was screened in theaters in only about 20 mostly black communities.
  • There autonomous black communities developed in Spanish Florida, though not simultaneously.

between black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The player can choose between black or white chips.
  • The terminal phase males have yellow between black bars.
  • The income gap between black and white families is also significant.

often with black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • They are typically grey or white, often with black markings on the head or wings.
  • They are typically gray or white, often with black markings on the head or wings.
  • Females are mostly pale brown to black, often with black scribble marks forming lined, zebra-like patterns.

wearing black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • If you're wearing black, you're on sure ground."
  • The Falcons also started wearing black cleats with these uniforms.
  • Tulisa then reappears wearing black sunglasses and white summer outfit.

black workers

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Among her earliest works are from the 1920s and discuss black workers in the US economy.
  • Although the pay scale was still inequitable, black workers received a pay increase in 1944.
  • The company hired both white and black workers, who were segregated based upon the type of work.

black dress

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Keckler was still wearing her new black dress and leather jacket.
  • Other designers contributed to the trend of the little black dress.
  • The sisters adopted a religious habit of a black dress and cape, with a white cap.
E.g.
  • The college's endowment was transferred to Virginia Union University, a historically black college.
  • In 1968, she joined the faculty at Jackson State College, a historically black college in Mississippi.
  • The annual game matched Prairie View A&M against a team from another historically black college or university (HBCU).

black dot

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • A second black dot was moving toward the first one.
  • The dorsal and anal fins are semitransparent with a black dot in front of it.
  • The arrow into the Locked node from the black dot indicates it is the initial state.

black stripe

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Summer trousers are French gray with 1" black stripe.
  • Winter trousers are charcoal gray with a 1" black stripe down the side.
  • The male has a grey head with a black stripe through the eye and a white cheek patch.

black or dark

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • "P. elata" also produces small black or dark blue berries.
  • The larvae are broad and slug like and are hairy and either black or dark grey.
  • The text is written in black or dark brown ink in two columns of a variable number of lines.
E.g.
  • It is believed to have a supermassive black hole at its center.
  • These results imply that NGC 5005 contains a supermassive black hole.
  • There is believed to be a supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy.

against black

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • On April 4, 1904 Walcott defended his title against black contender Dixie Kid.
  • The Texas law was struck down because it was found to discriminate against black and Hispanic voters.
  • She later wrote that "[she] was chilled by the discrimination [she] saw practised against black Americans...

black ink

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Normal text is written in black ink, and the headings in red.
  • The interior pages are printed in black ink, on 90 gsm matte art paper.

black smoke

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The black smoke would travel under the floor and exit the flue.
  • However, any leaks in the floor would allow black smoke to seep into the room.
  • Some protestors were lighting tires on fire, engulfing the area in thick black smoke.

black granite

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The whole, along with its various portions, are framed in black granite.
  • An important black granite quarry was located at Tombos in the pharaonic era.
  • Only remnants of the black granite pyramidion, which topped the pyramid, have been found.

black player

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Willie O'Ree, the first black player in the NHL, is from Fredericton.
  • By 1953, only six of the sixteen major league teams had a black player on the roster.
  • Source: Ernie Davis was the first black player to be chosen first overall in the NFL Draft.

black colleges

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Black history was promoted very largely at black colleges.
  • She attended several colleges and universities, including historically black colleges in the Jim Crow south.
  • Her award supported research training for students from historically black colleges and universities to work in biochemistry.

black vinyl

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It was released on opaque pink vinyl and black vinyl.
  • First edition: 500 on black vinyl and live photo insert.
  • Limited to 1,000 copies on black vinyl.
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