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black boy

blackboy

noun
  1. another name for grass tree (def. 1)
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Examples from the Web for black boy

Historical Examples

  • Our beds were already made of black-boy tops, and, therefore we had nothing to do but await the hour of rest.

    The Bushman

    Edward Wilson Landor

  • He was a favorite with the Captain's black-boy, and upon thorough terms of equality with the Commanding General.

    Campaigns of a Non-Combatant,

    George Alfred Townsend


black boy in Culture

Black Boy

(1945) An autobiographical novel by the African-American author Richard Wright, portraying racial conflicts in the rural South.

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