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delicate maidenhair fern with slender shining black leaf stalks; cosmopolitan Adiantum capillus-veneris , common maidenhair , southern maidenhair , Venus'-hair fern , Venushair , Venus maidenhair
slender fern of northern North America with shining chestnut-colored stipes and bipinnate fronds with usually distinct marginal sori Alpine woodsia , flower-cup fern , northern woodsia , Woodsia alpina
cultivated for its shining oblong leaves and arching clusters of white flowers with pink shading and crinkled yellow lips with variegated magenta stripes Alpinia speciosa , Alpinia Zerumbet , Languas speciosa , shall-flower , shellflower , shell ginger
perennial Eurasian herb with reddish bell-shaped flowers and shining black berries; extensively grown in United States; roots and leaves yield atropine Atropa belladonna , belladonna , belladonna plant , deadly nightshade
European willow tree with shining leathery leaves; widely naturalized in the eastern United States bay willow , laurel willow , Salix pentandra
small bamboo having thin green culms turning shining black black bamboo , kuri-chiku , Phyllostachys nigra
cottonwood of western North America with dark green leaves shining above and rusty or silvery beneath black cottonwood , Populus trichocarpa , Western balsam poplar
predacious shining black or metallic terrestrial beetle that destroys many injurious insects carabid beetle , ground beetle
small genus of evergreen herbs with long creeping rootstocks and shining leaves; North America; Europe; east Asia Chimaphila , genus Chimaphila
variety of European beech with shining purple or copper-colored leaves copper beech , Fagus purpurea , Fagus sylvatica atropunicea , Fagus sylvatica purpurea , purple beech
measuring the optical density of a substance by shining light on it and measuring its transmission densitometry
shrub of the eastern United States having shining evergreen leaves and bluish-black fruit evergreen blueberry , Vaccinium myrsinites
family of tropical evergreen trees and shrubs with thick shining parallel-veined leaves family Ochnaceae , Ochnaceae , ochna family
genus of terrestrial orchids having usually a single pair of broad shining leaves near the middle of the stem; found in temperate Asia and North America and Europe genus Listera , Listera
quality of shining with a bright reflected light glisten , glister , glitter , scintillation , sparkle
South American shrub or small tree having long shining evergreen leaves and panicles of green or yellow flowers Griselinia lucida , puka
earth interrupts light shining on the moon lunar eclipse
domestic carp with some large shining scales mirror carp
deciduous climber for arches and fences having ill-scented but interesting flowers and poisonous yellow fruits; cultivated for its dark shining foliage; southeastern Europe to Asia Minor Periploca graeca , silk vine
act of shining shoes shoeshine
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