black-eyed Susan


black–eyed Su·san

noun \-ˈsü-zən\

: a North American flower with yellow or orange petals and a dark center

Full Definition of BLACK-EYED SUSAN

:  a North American coneflower (Rudbeckia hirta syn. R. serotina) having flower heads with deep yellow to orange rays and dark conical disks

First Known Use of BLACK-EYED SUSAN

1884

black-eyed Susan

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Either of two North American coneflowers (Rudbeckia hirta and R. serotina) having flower heads with deep yellow to orange petals and dark conical centers. The stems are rough and hairy; the leaves are large and ovate at the base of the plant and narrow at the top.

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