Evening

Definition of Evening

E´ven`ing
n.1.The latter part and close of the day, and the beginning of darkness or night; properly, the decline of the day, or of the sun.
In the ascending scale
Of heaven, the stars that usher evening rose.
- Milton.
2.The latter portion, as of life; the declining period, as of strength or glory.
Evening flower
(Bot.) a genus of iridaceous plants (Hesperantha) from the Cape of Good Hope, with sword-shaped leaves, and sweet-scented flowers which expand in the evening.
Evening grosbeak
(Zool.) an American singing bird (Coccothraustes vespertina) having a very large bill. Its color is olivaceous, with the crown, wings, and tail black, and the under tail coverts yellow. So called because it sings in the evening.
Evening primrose
See under Primrose.
The evening star
the bright star of early evening in the western sky, soon passing below the horizon; specifically, the planet Venus; - called also Vesper and Hesperus. During portions of the year, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn are also evening stars. See Morning Star.

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