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2015-05-23 00:20:58

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S.

2015-05-22 23:04:11

The Cornea Society will bestow the Dohlman Award to University of California, Irvine (UC Irvine) Irving H. Leopold Professor and ophthalmology chair, Roger F. Steinert, MD.

2015-05-22 23:00:42

The Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) takes this year's National Heat Awareness Day to provide pet owners tips for identifying that their pet is overheating and steps to prevent

2015-05-22 16:25:53

ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bladensburg WWI Memorial Peace Cross was dedicated in 1925 to honor 49 men from Prince George County, Maryland who fought and died for our country

2015-05-22 16:25:18

Haynes was the first player ever enshrined in the Hall of Fame as a Globetrotter PHOENIX, May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Legendary

2015-05-22 16:24:30

In the news release, Evergreen Packaging® and KidsGardening.org Name Winners of Carton 2 Garden(TM) Contest, issued May 22, 2015 by Evergreen Packaging over PR Newswire, we are advised

2015-05-22 16:22:07

The Russ Briggs Scholarship was given at the MATC Annual Awards Banquet MANHATTAN, Kan., May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Each year, to acknowledge and honor the accomplishments

stargazing playlist
2015-05-22 15:44:54

On the heels of our two recent(ish) articles, Stars you can only see in the Northern Hemisphere and Stars you can only see in the Southern Hemisphere, we are a little constellation crazy right now. Add to the fact that, with it being Memorial Day weekend, peak stargazing season is here. So in the spirit of stars and galaxies and all things great, we have created our Essential Stargazing Playlist.

2015-05-22 12:32:04

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Beyond20 has been named a winner of the 2015 Communicator Awards for its

2015-05-22 12:25:23

New Eminem Song "Phenomenal" is First Single SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Shady Records/Interscope Records will release Southpaw (Music from and Inspired


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Ipomopsis aggregata
2014-12-13 14:49:47

Ipomopsis aggregata is a flowering plant species. The plant’s Latin scientific name, “Ipomopsis”, means similar to Ipomoea or Morning Glories, referencing the species similarities. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Scarlet Gilia, Scarlet trumpet and Skyrocket. I. aggregata is indigenous to western North America. It can be found growing from British Columbia all the way south to Mexico. Ipomopsis aggregata is a member of the Polemoniaceae family. Ipomopsis aggregata...

Dodecatheon pulchellum
2014-12-08 18:47:11

Dodecatheon pulchellum is a perennial, flowering plant species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Pretty shooting star, the Few-flowered shooting star, the Dark throat shooting star and the Prairie shooting star. D. pulchellum is a member of the Primulaceae family. The plant is indigenous to the western United States. D. pulchellum typically grows in is desert environments. The plant is scattered throughout the Great Basin Deserts and the Mojave Desert. D. pulchellum...

Dodecatheon poeticum
2014-12-08 18:23:39

Dodecatheon poeticum is a flowering plant species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Poet’s shooting star or the Narcissus shooting star. Its common names are referring to the plant’s unique flowers. D. poeticum is a member of the Primulaceae family. The plant is indigenous to western North America. D. poeticum grows in woodlands that see plenty of moisture in the springtime and drier summertime months. The plant prefers wide-open areas in direct sunlight....

Rambouillet Sheep
2014-10-27 11:31:48

The Rambouillet sheep, also known as the French Merino or the Rambouillet Merino, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in France. This breed’s development began in 1786, when King Louis XVI acquired 366 Spanish Merino sheep from King Charles III of Spain. The flock was bred experimentally at Bergerie royale, a royal farmed owned by the king, where crossbreeding and selective breeding with English long-wool breeds produced a more defined breed. By the time the Rambouillet sheep...

Lamprocapnos spectabilis
2014-10-27 10:12:32

Lamprocaponos spectabilis is a flowering plant. The species belongs to the Papaveraceae family. The plant is native to Asia; Siberia, northern China, Korea and Japan. L. spectabilis stands alone in its monotypic genus, meaning it has no subspecies or smaller subordinates. The plant may now be listed as Dicentra spectabilis and is commonly referred to as Bleeding heart, Dutchman’s breeches or “lady-in-a-bath”. L. spectabilis is used widely in gardens and landscapes. The plant is a...

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chickabiddy
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.
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