black-eyed Susan

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n black-eyed Susan the state flower of Maryland; of central and southeastern United States; having daisylike flowers with dark centers and yellow to orange rays
    • n black-eyed Susan annual weedy herb with ephemeral yellow purple-eyed flowers; Old World tropics; naturalized as a weed in North America
    • n black-eyed Susan tropical African climbing plant having yellow flowers with a dark purple center
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Black-eyed Susan (Bot) The coneflower, or yellow daisy (Rudbeckia hirta).
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Usage

In literature:

I can call myself a sunflower, or Black-eyed Susan, or some other yellow thing.
"The Green Satin Gown" by Laura E. Richards
BLACK-EYED SUSAN, one of Dibdin's sea-songs.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1" by The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
The centrepiece was made of black-eyed Susans.
"Abroad with the Jimmies" by Lilian Bell
Portrait of William Hatley, Black-Eye'd Susan, and Captain Crosstree, R.N.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 101, August 8, 1891" by Various
He don't know no good songs like 'Black-eyed Susan' or 'Little Boy Blue.
"The Melting of Molly" by Maria Thompson Daviess
You shall have asters and goldenrod and black-eyed Susans to your heart's content if you will always be as young.
"The Fat of the Land" by John Williams Streeter
They are peaceably and sentimentally spending their money with the "black-eyed Susans" of their affections.
"Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris" by Henry Labouchère
On the other side of it she saw some black-eyed Susans.
"The Curlytops on Star Island" by Howard R. Garis
His best-remembered play, "Black-Eyed Susan," was produced in 1829.
"The Scrap Book. Volume 1, No. 2" by Various
Here and there are yellow wild flowers, somewhat like black-eyed Susans.
"Across the Continent by the Lincoln Highway" by Effie Price Gladding
In summer the deep woods gave us orchids, and the open meadows lilies and black-eyed Susans.
"The Jonathan Papers" by Elisabeth Woodbridge Morris
Black-Eyed Susan and Rent Day are his best dramas.
"A Brief Handbook of English Authors" by Oscar Fay Adams
A Black-eyed Susan by the roadside caught the smile in her eyes and nodded its yellow head and smiled mischievously back at her.
"The Story of a Doctor's Telephone--Told by His Wife" by Ellen M. Firebaugh
Black-eyed Susan Miss Mary Marsh.
"Curiosities of the American Stage" by Laurence Hutton
After the daisies, there came a season of black-eyed Susans.
"Prairie Gold" by Various
Black-eyed Susan, Sweet William, and Johnny-Jump-Up will not grow in a garden built for two.
"The Foolish Almanak" by Anonymous
Josh had railed at Gwen for putting a bunch of black-eyed Susans in the attic room.
"The Carter Girls" by Nell Speed
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In news:

In Lingerie, Pletcher Top Black-Eyed Susan .
In Lingerie and John Velazquez take the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes.
BALTIMORE Bob Baffert had the favorite in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes on Friday afternoon and lost with Mamma Kimbo.
Acting Happy Pulls Black-Eyed Susan Upset.
Black-Eyed Susan and Chris Lee in "Red Fly/Blue Bottle".
"Black-eyed Susan Among the Roses — A New Orleans Memoir" is the work of Pearl River resident and author Fran Gervais.
A black-eyed Susan amped to the max.
9 horses to line up for 88th Black-Eyed Susan race.
Black eyed Susans are among the HOT colors of the season right now at Towns' Garden Center.
In Lingerie, Pletcher Top Black-Eyed Susan.
Add a pool of sunshine to the garden with a massed planting of black-eyed Susan.
Throughout the spring, bluebonnets, Indian paintbrush and black-eyed Susans waved from the roadside.
Students in North Star Academy's Community Environmental Education program helped out the famous migration of the monarch butterfly this month by traveling to the Stonington Peninsula and planting hundreds of black-eyed susans.
Dotted with rosy peach blooms a black-eyed Susan vine climbs over the archway of Pam Brady and Jeff Higgin's home in San Juan Capistrano CA.
Chances are your nursery has a morning glory or black-eyed Susan vine already growing in a container.
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