1. black swan large Australian swan having black plumage and a red bill
  2. black bean black-seeded bean of South America; usually dried
  3. Black man a man who is Black
  4. Black Sea a sea between Europe and Asia
  5. blacksnake large harmless shiny black North American snake
  6. Black woman a woman who is Black
  7. black sage an aromatic plant with wooly leaves found in southern California and Mexico
  8. blackseed grass native to West Indies but common in southern United States having tufted wiry stems often infested with a dark fungus
  9. blacken make or become black
  10. black sally a small mallee with rough dark-colored bark toward the butt
  11. blackness total absence of light
  12. black ice a thin coating of ice on a road or sidewalk
  13. Blixen Danish writer who lived in Kenya for 19 years and is remembered for her writings about Africa (1885-1962)
  14. black pine 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
  15. black sumac common nonpoisonous shrub of eastern North America with compound leaves and green paniculate flowers followed by red berries
  16. blackthorn a thorny Eurasian bush with plumlike fruits
  17. black spot any of several fungous diseases of plants that produce small black spots on the plant
  18. placation the act of placating and overcoming distrust and animosity
  19. blazon the official symbols of a family, state, etc.
  20. Blackburn black-and-white North American wood warbler having an orange-and-black head and throat