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n. 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. The latter portion, as of life; the declining period, as of strength or glory. Sometimes used adjectively; as, evening gun.


 - 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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