1. dense blazing star perennial of southeastern and central United States having very dense spikes of purple flowers; often cultivated for cut flowers
  2. blazing star biennial of southwestern United States having white stems and toothed leaves that is grown for its large pale yellow flowers that open in early morning
  3. Drosophila melanogaster small fruit fly used by Thomas Hunt Morgan in studying basic mechanisms of inheritance
  4. House of Lancaster the English royal house that reigned from 1399 to 1461
  5. municipal center the center of a city
  6. Duke of Lancaster the fourth son of Edward III who was the effective ruler of England during the close of his father's reign and during the minority of Richard II; his son was Henry Bolingbroke (1340-1399)
  7. transplacental occurring through or by way of the placenta
  8. displeasing causing displeasure or lacking pleasing qualities
  9. gene-splicing the technology of preparing recombinant DNA in vitro by cutting up DNA molecules and splicing together fragments from more than one organism
  10. displeasingly in a displeasing manner
  11. solenogaster deep-water wormlike mollusks lacking calcareous plates on the body but having fine slimy spicules on the covering mantle
  12. tantalizing arousing desire or expectation for something unattainable
  13. genus Blastocladia a genus of fungi of the family Blastodiaceae
  14. sensibleness the quality of showing good sense or practical judgment
  15. genus Anagasta moth whose larvae are flour moths
  16. genus Balistes type genus of the Balistidae
  17. double star a system of two stars that revolve around each other under their mutual gravitation
  18. evening star a planet (usually Venus) seen at sunset in the western sky
  19. tantalizingly in a tantalizing manner
  20. Danaus plexippus large migratory American butterfly having deep orange wings with black and white markings; the larvae feed on milkweed