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black widow a small spider, widespread in the United States, of which the female has a shiny, black body with an hourglass-shaped red mark on its underside, a poisonous but usu. not fatal bite, and a reputation for sometimes devouring its mate.
bladder an expandable sac or pouch in humans and animals in which gas or liquid, esp. urine, collects. [3 definitions]
bladderwort any of a large group of mostly aquatic plants with small bladders on their finely divided leaves that trap their prey.
blade the cutting part of a knife, sword, scissors, or the like. [5 definitions]
blain an inflamed swelling or sore on the skin.
blamable deserving blame; guilty.
blame to place responsibility on for a mistake or fault. [5 definitions]
blameless free from guilt or blame.
blameworthy meriting reproach or blame.
blanch to turn pale. [5 definitions]
blancmange a white, sweet milk pudding, thickened with cornstarch or gelatin and flavored with vanilla or rum.
bland without interest, spirit, or excitement; dull; indifferent. [3 definitions]
blandish to convince or coax with flattery; cajole. [2 definitions]
blandishment the act of blandishing; coaxing. [2 definitions]
blank empty or clear, as a space on a surface. [12 definitions]
blank check a bank check with the signature, but not the amount, filled in, leaving the payee free to set the amount. [2 definitions]
blanket a thick, rectangular piece of woven material used on a bed for warmth or worn as a garment. [5 definitions]
blank verse unrhymed verse, usu. in iambic pentameter.
blare to sound loudly and harshly. [3 definitions]
blarney skillful or smooth talk, often with some deceit and in an effort to gain favor from the listener. [2 definitions]
Blarney stone a stone in Blarney Castle in Ireland, reputed to give the gift of blarney to those who kiss it.