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black-eyed Susan

noun
1.
any of a number of composite plants having daisylike flowers with a dark center disk and usually yellow ray flowers, especially Rudbeckia hirta: the state flower of Maryland.
Origin of black-eyed Susan
1890-1895
1890-95, Americanism
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  • "black-eyed Susan" belongs to the Holsteins and is black and white.

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  • We can easily understand how "black-eyed Susan" would move the hearts of sailors returning after a long voyage.

    History of English Humour, Vol. 2 (of 2) Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange
  • Once "black-eyed Susan" switched her tail across Marmaduke's face.

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  • "black-eyed Susan" gives more milk than her companions but their milk has richer cream.

    Seven O'Clock Stories Robert Gordon Anderson
British Dictionary definitions for black-eyed Susan

black-eyed Susan

noun
1.
any of several North American plants of the genus Rudbeckia, esp R. hirta, having flower heads of orange-yellow rays and brown-black centres: family Asteraceae (composites)
2.
a climbing plant, Thunbergia alata, native to tropical Africa but widely naturalized elsewhere, having yellow flowers with purple centres, grown as a greenhouse annual
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