a wild plant, Mertensia virginica, of the borage family, native to the eastern U.S., grown as a garden plant for its handsome, nodding clusters of blue flowers.
What’s The Difference Between “Possum” And “Opossum”?The most famous marsupial of the moment is Heidi, the cross-eyed opossum from Germany. Heidi has made headlines across the globe and has over 200,000 fans on Facebook. Enough with the cuteness, and on to a great story of language: What is the difference between possum and opossum? The answer is more complex and interesting than you might think. The opossum received its name in the …
lynchingLynching is the mob killing of a person suspected of a crime, especially by hanging, that is done outside of the law. Lynching is most commonly associated with the hanging death of black men by white people in the United States, especially in the Jim Crow South.
Origin of Virginia cowslip
An Americanism dating back to 1905–10
Also called Roanoke bells.
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