Of the very darkest color owing to the absence of or complete absorption of light; the opposite of white
A widely distributed tree of the birch family that has toothed leaves and bears male catkins and woody female cones
Of any human group having dark-colored skin, especially of African or Australian Aboriginal ancestry
(1886–1971), US Supreme Court associate justice 1937–71; full name Hugo Lafayette Black. Noted as an advocate of First Amendment rights, he was also a US senator from Alabama 1927–37
(1728–99), Scottish chemist. He developed accurate techniques for following chemical reactions by weighing reactants and products
An African crane with a yellowish bristly crest, a mainly black or dark gray body, much white on the wings, and pink and white cheeks
a black horse
Of, relating to, or designating interactions or relationships between black people and white people.
(Of a person) undergo a sudden and temporary loss of consciousness
A severe law of 1723 (9 Geo. I. c. 22) against poaching, trespassing, etc.
An ant that is black and is often found in and around houses
another term for black magic.
A North American ash, Fraxinus nigra (formerly called F. sambucifolia), found in wetlands in the north-eastern United States and eastern Canada; (also) the timber of this tree, which can be separated into flexible strips by pounding and is used in basket-making and cooperage.
In the manufacture of sodium carbonate by the Leblanc process: a mixture of sodium carbonate and calcium sulphide formed at an intermediate stage, which is washed (lixiviated) with water to obtain the pure carbonate.
Designating a covert intelligence operation carried out especially by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, involving illegal entry into premises; especially in black bag job.
A mass refusal to supply or purchase goods or services in an attempt to force a particular decision or action
A bog of a deep brown to dark black colour, typically composed of heavy, compact material; land consisting of such a bog; frequently contrasted, especially in Ireland, with red bog.
A flight recorder in an aircraft
Rich fruit cake in a pastry case, traditionally eaten in Scotland at New Year
A black taxicab; (now usually) (British) a type of taxi, originally and usually (but now not always) black, which may be hailed in the street and can accommodate up to five passengers in the rear, separated from the driver's seat by a partition (officially called Hackney cab).
The saithe or coalfish, Pollachius virens;.
Used as a metaphor for melancholy or depression
A bruised and discolored area around the eye resulting from a blow
A small black fly, the female of which sucks blood and can transmit a number of serious human and animal diseases. Large swarms sometimes cause distress to livestock and humans
A black variety of the red fox, Vulpes vulpes, occurring in North America and northern Eurasia, and often killed or reared for its valuable fur.
Another term for sourgum.
Used in reference to a bad person, especially a villain or criminal in a movie, novel, or play
The stag bush, Viburnum prunifolium, of the south-eastern United States; the edible blue-black fruit of this plant. Also: a medicinal preparation of the bark of this plant, sometimes used as an antispasmodic.
A transparent coating of ice, found especially on a road or other paved surface
Another term for Falasha.
Designating molluscs (and their shells) having a black lip to the shell, especially the pearl oyster, Pinctada margaritifera. Also: designating molluscs having a black edge to the foot, especially an Australian abalone, Haliotis rubra. Usually attributive.
A dark-skinned man, especially a man of sub-Saharan African or Australian Aboriginal origin or descent.
Any of several oak trees valued for their timber; especially dyer's oak, Quercus velutina, of eastern North America, which has dark-coloured bark.
Any of several dark-hulled kinds of cultivated oat; especially the European diploid species Avena strigosa, now chiefly grown for animal fodder and as a cover crop.
Any of various dark-coloured oils; (in later use) specifically a heavy mineral oil used for lubrication and fuel.
(Frequently in plural) a secret or covert operation, especially one conducted outside ordinary channels of command and accountability; also in extended use.
An economically significant disease of the cocoa tree caused by various fungal pathogens of the genus Phytophthora, in which the pods become discoloured and necrotic; also black pod disease.
A tar-coated, leather beer mug.
A rat with dark fur, large ears, and a long tail. It is found throughout the world, being particularly common in the tropics, and is the chief host of the plague-transmitting flea
(In the UK) the chief usher of the Lord Chamberlain’s department of the royal household, who is also usher to the House of Lords
A disease of fruits and vegetables caused by bacteria or fungi, producing blackening, rotting, and shriveling
= dark rum.
A tideless almost landlocked sea bounded by Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, Turkey, Bulgaria, and Romania. It is connected to the Mediterranean Sea through the Bosporus and the Sea of Marmara
(With the) the Devil.
An exceptionally pure form of heroin originating in Mexico.
Tea of the most usual type, that is fully fermented before drying
A black bow tie worn with a dinner jacket
Tin ore (usually cassiterite, SnO2) prepared for smelting, as distinct from metallic tin.
= carbon black.
Intensely black or dark.