1. black bee dark-colored ill-tempered honeybee supposedly of German origin
  2. black pea perennial of Europe and North Africa
  3. black bile a humor that was once believed to be secreted by the kidneys or spleen and to cause sadness and melancholy
  4. block up render unsuitable for passage
  5. black beech New Zealand forest tree
  6. black bear brown to black North American bear
  7. black bean black-seeded bean of South America; usually dried
  8. black bead 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
  9. black sheep sheep with a black coat
  10. blackberry bramble with sweet edible black or dark purple berries that usually do not separate from the receptacle
  11. black eye a swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye
  12. black ice a thin coating of ice on a road or sidewalk
  13. black tie a black bow tie worn with a dinner jacket
  14. black tea fermented tea leaves
  15. black-tie moderately formal; requiring a dinner jacket
  16. black book a list of people who are out of favor
  17. black buck common Indian antelope with a dark back and spiral horns
  18. Black Sea a sea between Europe and Asia
  19. black body a hypothetical object capable of absorbing all the electromagnetic radiation falling on it
  20. placate cause to be more favorably inclined