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16th President of the United States; saved the Union during the American Civil War and emancipated the slaves; was assassinated by Booth (1809-1865) Abraham Lincoln , Lincoln , President Abraham Lincoln , President Lincoln
genus of western North American herbs having showy flowers Abronia , genus Abronia
New York school of painting characterized by freely created abstractions; the first important school of American painting to develop independently of European styles Abstract Expressionism , action painting
bluish-grey North American hawk having a darting flight Accipiter cooperii , blue darter , Cooper's hawk
common North American maple tree; five-lobed leaves are light green above and silvery white beneath; source of hard close-grained but brittle light-brown wood Acer saccharinum , silver maple
acid red or yellow cherry-like fruit of a tropical American shrub very rich in vitamin C acerola , barbados cherry , surinam cherry , West Indian cherry
common American black cricket; attacks crops and also enters dwellings Acheta assimilis , field cricket
member of a North American Indian people of northern California Achomawi , Atsugewi
large tropical American evergreen yielding chicle gum and edible fruit; sometimes placed in genus Achras Achras zapota , Manilkara zapota , sapodilla , sapodilla tree
Central and South American feather palms Acrocomia , genus Acrocomia
North American herb with white poisonous berries Actaea alba , doll's eyes , white baneberry , white bead , white cohosh
North American perennial herb with alternately compound leaves and racemes of small white flowers followed by bright red oval poisonous berries Actaea rubra , red-berry , red baneberry , redberry , snakeberry
large pale-green American moth with long-tailed hind wings and a yellow crescent-shaped mark on each forewing Actias luna , luna moth
common North American sandpiper Actitis macularia , spotted sandpiper
North American orchid bearing a single leaf and yellowish-brown flowers adam-and-eve , Aplectrum hyemale , puttyroot
American Revolutionary leader and patriot; an organizer of the Boston Tea Party and signer of the Declaration of Independence (1722-1803) Adams , Sam Adams , Samuel Adams
hardy palmately branched North American fern with divergent recurved branches borne on lustrous dark reddish stipes Adiantum pedatum , American maidenhair fern , five-fingered maidenhair fern
federation of North American labor unions that merged with the Congress of Industrial Organizations in 1955 AFL , American Federation of Labor
largest federation of North American labor unions; formed in 1955 AFL-CIO , American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations
person of African ancestry and American citizenship African-American
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