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mat-forming lithophytic or terrestrial fern with creeping rootstocks and large pinnatifid fronds found throughout North America and Europe and Africa and east Asia adder's fern , common polypody , golden maidenhair , golden polypody , Polypodium vulgare , sweet fern , wall fern
Roman Emperor who was the adoptive son of Trajan; travelled throughout his empire to strengthen its frontiers and encourage learning and architecture; on a visit to Britain in 122 he ordered the construction of Hadrian's Wall (76-138) Adrian , Hadrian , Publius Aelius Hadrianus
Roman grammarian whose textbook on Latin grammar was used throughout the Middle Ages (fourth century) Aelius Donatus , Donatus
loofah of Pakistan; widely cultivated throughout tropics angled loofah , Luffa acutangula , sing-kwa
or genus Arabis: erect cress widely distributed throughout Europe Arabis glabra , tower cress , tower mustard , Turritis glabra
Eurasian annual sprawling plant naturalized throughout North America Arenaria serpyllifolia , thyme-leaved sandwort
landlocked republic in southwestern Asia; formerly an Asian soviet; modern Armenia is but a fragment of ancient Armenia which was one of the world's oldest civilizations; throughout 2500 years the Armenian people have been invaded and oppressed by their n Armenia , Hayastan , Republic of Armenia
herb of pasture and open woodland throughout most of Europe and western Asia having orange-yellow daisylike flower heads that when dried are used as a stimulant and to treat bruises and swellings Arnica montana
tropical herb having orange-red flowers followed by pods suggesting a swallow with outspread wings; a weed throughout the tropics Asclepias curassavica , blood flower , swallowwort
coarse prickly weed having pale yellow flowers and yellow berrylike fruit; common throughout southern and eastern United States ball nettle , ball nightshade , bull nettle , horse nettle , Solanum carolinense
birch of swamps and river bottoms throughout the eastern United States having reddish-brown bark Betula nigra , black birch , red birch , river birch
fluid that carries oxygen throughout the body blood
painless contractions of the muscles of the uterus that continue throughout pregnancy with increasing frequency Braxton-Hicks contraction , false labor
United States architect who designed the Capitol Building in Washington which served as a model for state capitols throughout the United States (1763-1844) Bullfinch , Charles Bullfinch
large genus of low-growing herbs; widespread throughout tropical and warm temperate regions having usually basal leaves and panicles of purplish ephemeral flowers Calandrinia , genus Calandrinia
common North American weed with linear leaves and small discoid heads of yellowish flowers; widely naturalized throughout temperate regions; sometimes placed in genus Erigeron Canadian fleabane , Conyza canadensis , Erigeron canadensis , fleabane , horseweed
annual prostrate mat-forming weed having whorled leaves and small greenish-white flowers; widespread throughout North America carpetweed , Indian chickweed , Molluga verticillata
wild or cultivated throughout southern Europe, northwestern Africa and southwestern Asia Castanea sativa , European chestnut , Spanish chestnut , sweet chestnut
large shrub of tropical Africa and Asia having large palmate leaves and spiny capsules containing seeds that are the source of castor oil and ricin; widely naturalized throughout the tropics castor-oil plant , castor bean plant , palma christ , palma christi , Ricinus communis
differing from true slime molds in being cellular and nucleate throughout the life cycle cellular slime mold
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