Mourning bride
Mourning Mourn"ing, a. 1. Grieving; sorrowing; lamenting. [1913 Webster]

2. Employed to express sorrow or grief; worn or used as appropriate to the condition of one bereaved or sorrowing; as, mourning garments; a mourning ring; a mourning pin, and the like. [1913 Webster]

{Mourning bride} (Bot.), a garden flower ({Scabiosa atropurpurea}) with dark purple or crimson flowers in flattened heads.

{Mourning dove} (Zo["o]l.), a wild dove ({Zenaidura macroura}) found throughout the United States; -- so named from its plaintive note. Called also {Carolina dove}. See Illust. under {Dove}.

{Mourning warbler} (Zo["o]l.), an American ground warbler ({Geothlypis Philadelphia}). The male has the head, neck, and chest, deep ash-gray, mixed with black on the throat and chest; other lower parts are pure yellow. [1913 Webster]


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  • mourning bride — žvaigždūnė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Karšulinių (Dipsacaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Scabiosa). atitikmenys: lot. Scabiosa angl. mourning bride; scabiosa; scabious vok. Grindkraut; Skabiose rus. вдовушки; скабиоза lenk. driakiew;… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • mourning-bride — mournˈing bride noun The sweet scabious (Scabiosa atropurpurea), a Mediterranean plant with a dome like flower head • • • Main Entry: ↑mourn …   Useful english dictionary

  • mourning bride. — See sweet scabious. * * * …   Universalium

  • mourning bride — noun : a plant of the genus Scabiosa; especially : a half hardy annual (S. atropurpurea) …   Useful english dictionary

  • mourning bride. — See sweet scabious …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mourning — Mourn ing, a. 1. Grieving; sorrowing; lamenting. [1913 Webster] 2. Employed to express sorrow or grief; worn or used as appropriate to the condition of one bereaved or sorrowing; as, mourning garments; a mourning ring; a mourning pin, and the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mourning dove — Mourning Mourn ing, a. 1. Grieving; sorrowing; lamenting. [1913 Webster] 2. Employed to express sorrow or grief; worn or used as appropriate to the condition of one bereaved or sorrowing; as, mourning garments; a mourning ring; a mourning pin,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mourning warbler — Mourning Mourn ing, a. 1. Grieving; sorrowing; lamenting. [1913 Webster] 2. Employed to express sorrow or grief; worn or used as appropriate to the condition of one bereaved or sorrowing; as, mourning garments; a mourning ring; a mourning pin,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Carolina dove — Mourning Mourn ing, a. 1. Grieving; sorrowing; lamenting. [1913 Webster] 2. Employed to express sorrow or grief; worn or used as appropriate to the condition of one bereaved or sorrowing; as, mourning garments; a mourning ring; a mourning pin,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Geothlypis Philadelphia — Mourning Mourn ing, a. 1. Grieving; sorrowing; lamenting. [1913 Webster] 2. Employed to express sorrow or grief; worn or used as appropriate to the condition of one bereaved or sorrowing; as, mourning garments; a mourning ring; a mourning pin,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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