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chillness
noun see chill II
chillum
noun Etymology: Hindi cilam & Urdu chilam, from Persian chilam Date: 1781 1. the part of a water pipe that contains the substance (as tobacco or hashish) which is smoked; ...
chilly
adjective (chillier; -est) Date: 1570 1. noticeably cold ; chilling 2. unpleasantly affected by cold 3. lacking warmth of feeling ; unfriendly 4. tending to ...
Chiloé
geographical name island S central Chile area 4700 square miles (12,220 square kilometers), population 65,161
Chilpancingo
geographical name city S Mexico capital of Guerrero population 136,243
chiltepin
also chiltepine noun Etymology: Mexican Spanish chiltepín, from Nahuatl chīltecpin, from chīlli chili pepper + tecpin, tecpintli flea Date: 1985 a small red oblong wild ...
chiltepine
noun see chiltepin
Chiltern Hills
geographical name hills S central England in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, & Bedfordshire
chimaera
I. chiefly British variant of chimera II. noun Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from Latin, chimera Date: 1804 any of a family (Chimaeridae) of marine cartilaginous fishes ...
chimaeric
chiefly British variant of chimeric
chimaerism
chiefly British variant of chimerism
Chimborazo
geographical name mountain 20,561 feet (6267 meters) W central Ecuador
chime
I. noun Etymology: Middle English chimbe, from Old English cimb-; akin to Middle Dutch kimme edge of a cask Date: 14th century the edge or rim of a cask or drum II. ...
chime in
verb Date: 1681 intransitive verb 1. to combine harmoniously
chimer
noun see chime II
chimera
noun Etymology: Latin chimaera, from Greek chimaira she-goat, chimera; akin to Old Norse gymbr yearling ewe, Greek cheimōn winter — more at hibernate 1. a. capitalized a ...
chimere
noun Etymology: Middle English chimmer, chemeyr Date: 14th century a loose sleeveless robe worn by Anglican bishops over the rochet
chimeric
adjective Date: 1963 relating to, derived from, or being a genetic chimera or its genetic material
chimerical
also chimeric adjective Etymology: chimera Date: 1638 1. existing only as the product of unchecked imagination ; fantastically visionary or improbable 2. given to fantastic ...
chimerically
adverb see chimerical
chimerism
noun Date: 1961 the state of being a genetic chimera
chimichanga
noun Etymology: Mexican Spanish, trinket Date: 1970 a tortilla wrapped around a filling (as of meat) and deep-fried
Chimkent
geographical name — see Shymkent
chimney
noun (plural chimneys) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French chiminee, from Late Latin caminata, from Latin caminus furnace, fireplace, from Greek kaminos; perhaps akin to ...
chimney pot
noun Date: circa 1806 a usually earthenware pipe placed at the top of a chimney
chimney swallow
noun see chimney swift
chimney sweep
noun Date: 1727 a person whose occupation is cleaning soot from chimney flues — called also chimney sweeper
chimney sweeper
noun see chimney sweep
chimney swift
noun Date: 1849 a small sooty-gray swift (Chaetura pelagica) with long narrow wings that often builds its nest inside an unused chimney — called also chimney swallow
chimneylike
adjective see chimney
chimneypiece
noun Date: 1664 an ornamental construction over and around a fireplace that includes the mantel
chimp
noun Date: 1877 chimpanzee
chimpanzee
noun Etymology: Kongo dialect chimpenzi Date: 1738 an anthropoid ape (Pan troglodytes) of equatorial Africa that is smaller and more arboreal than the gorilla — compare ...
chin
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English cinn; akin to Old High German kinni chin, Latin gena cheek, Greek genys jaw, cheek Date: before 12th century 1. the lower ...
Chin Hills
geographical name hills W Myanmar; highest 10,016 feet (3053 meters)
chin music
noun Date: 1826 1. idle talk 2. a usually high inside pitch in baseball intended to intimidate the batter
Chin-chou
geographical name see Jinzhou
Chin-chou, Chinchow
geographical name — see Jinzhou
chin-up
noun Date: 1954 the act or an instance of chinning oneself performed especially as a conditioning exercise
chin-wag
noun Date: 1879 slang conversation, chat
china
noun Etymology: Persian chīnī Chinese porcelain Date: 1579 1. porcelain; also vitreous porcelain wares (as dishes, vases, or ornaments) for domestic use 2. earthenware ...
China aster
noun Date: 1794 a common annual garden aster (Callistephus chinensis) native to northern China that occurs in many showy forms
china clay
noun Date: 1840 kaolin
china closet
noun Date: 1771 a cabinet or cupboard for the storage or display of household china
China rose
noun Date: circa 1731 any of numerous garden roses derived from a shrubby Chinese rose (Rosa chinensis)
China Sea
geographical name the East & South China seas
China Syndrome
noun Etymology: from the notion that the molten reactor contents could hypothetically sink through the earth to reach China Date: 1970 meltdown 1
China tree
noun Date: 1819 chinaberry
China, People's Republic of
geographical name country E Asia; a republic capital Beijing area 3,691,502 square miles (9,597,905 square kilometers), population 1,179,467,000
China, Republic of
geographical name — see Taiwan
chinaberry
noun Date: 1890 a small Asian tree (Melia azedarach) of the mahogany family naturalized in the southern United States where it is widely planted for shade or ornament
Chinaman
noun Date: 1789 often offensive a native of China ; Chinese
Chinan
geographical name — see Jinan
Chinatown
noun Date: 1857 the Chinese quarter of a city
chinaware
noun Date: 1634 tableware made of china
chinbone
noun Date: before 12th century mandible; especially the median anterior part of the human mandible
chinch
noun Etymology: Spanish chinche, from Latin cimic-, cimex Date: 1616 bedbug
chinch bug
noun Date: 1785 a small black-and-white bug (Blissus leucopterus) that is very destructive to cereal grasses
chincherinchee
noun (plural chincherinchee or chincherinchees) Etymology: Afrikaans tjienkerientjee Date: 1904 a southern African perennial bulbous herb (Ornithogalum thyrsoides) of the lily ...
chinchilla
noun Etymology: Spanish Date: 1604 1. either of two small South American rodents (Chinchilla laniger and C. brevicaudata of the family Chinchillidae) of the high Andes that ...
Chinchow
geographical name see Jinzhou
Chincoteague Bay
geographical name bay Maryland & Virginia on Atlantic coast
Chindwin
geographical name river NW Myanmar flowing S into the Irrawaddy
chine
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French eschine, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German scina shinbone, needle — more at shin Date: 14th century 1. ...
Chinese
noun (plural Chinese) Date: 1606 1. a. a native or inhabitant of China b. a person of Chinese descent 2. a group of related languages used by the people of China that ...
Chinese boxes
noun plural Date: 1829 1. a set of boxes graduated in size so that each fits into the next larger one 2. something that resembles a set of Chinese boxes especially in ...
Chinese cabbage
noun Date: 1842 either of two Asian brassicas now grown in the United States and widely used as greens: a. bok choy b. one (Brassica rapa pekinensis) that forms elongate ...
Chinese checkers
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1938 a game in which each player seeks to be the first to transfer a set of marbles from a home point to the opposite ...
Chinese chestnut
noun Date: circa 1909 an Asian chestnut (Castanea mollissima) that is resistant to chestnut blight
Chinese chive
noun Date: 1968 garlic chive — usually used in plural
Chinese copy
noun Date: 1920 an exact imitation or duplicate that includes defects as well as desired qualities
Chinese crested
noun Date: 1976 any of a breed of hairless or coated dogs with a plumed tail and a crest of hair on the head
Chinese gooseberry
noun Date: 1925 a subtropical vine (Actinidia deliciosa syn. A. chinensis of the family Actinidiaceae) that bears kiwifruit; also kiwifruit
Chinese lantern
noun Date: 1825 a collapsible translucent covering for a light
Chinese parsley
noun Date: circa 1953 cilantro
Chinese puzzle
noun Date: circa 1815 1. an intricate or ingenious puzzle 2. something intricate and obscure
Chinese restaurant syndrome
noun Date: 1968 a group of symptoms (as numbness of the neck, arms, and back with headache, dizziness, and palpitations) that is held to affect susceptible persons eating food ...
Chinese shar-pei
noun Date: 1975 shar-pei
Chinese Turkestan
geographical name region W China in W & central Xinjiang Uygur
Chinese wall
noun Etymology: Chinese Wall, a defensive wall built in the 3d century B.C. between China and Mongolia Date: 1900 a strong barrier; especially a serious obstacle to ...
Chinese white
noun Date: circa 1884 zinc white
Ching
or Ch'ing noun Etymology: Chinese (Beijing) Qīng Date: 1795 a Manchu dynasty in China dated 1644-1912 and the last imperial dynasty
Chink
noun or adjective Etymology: perhaps alteration of Chinese Date: 1887 usually offensive Chinese
chink
I. noun Etymology: probably alteration of Middle English chine crack, fissure Date: 1535 1. a small cleft, slit, or fissure 2. a weak spot that may leave one vulnerable ...
chinkapin
noun see chinquapin
chinless
adjective see chin I
Chinnampo
geographical name — see Nampo
Chinnereth, Sea of
geographical name — see galilee (Sea of)
chino
noun (plural chinos) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1943 1. a usually khaki cotton or synthetic-fiber twill of the type used for military uniforms 2. plural an article of ...
Chino
geographical name city SW California E of Los Angeles population 67,168
Chino Hills
geographical name city S California S of Pomona population 66,787
chinoiserie
noun Etymology: French, from chinois Chinese, from Chine China Date: 1883 a style in art (as in decoration) reflecting Chinese qualities or motifs; also an object or ...
Chinook
noun (plural Chinook or Chinooks) Etymology: Lower Chehalis (Salishan language of western Washington) c̓inúk, name of a Chinook village Date: 1795 1. a member of an American ...
Chinook jargon
noun Usage: often capitalized J Date: 1840 a pidgin language based on Chinook and other Indian languages, French, and English and formerly used as a lingua franca in the ...
chinook salmon
noun Date: 1851 a large commercially important Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) with red flesh that occurs in the northern Pacific Ocean — called also king salmon
Chinookan
noun Date: circa 1890 an American Indian language family of Washington and Oregon • Chinookan adjective
chinquapin
or chinkapin noun Etymology: probably modification of Virginia Algonquian chechinquamin chinquapin nut Date: 1612 1. the edible nut of a chinquapin 2. any of several trees ...
chinquapin oak
noun Date: 1785 either of two chestnut oaks (Quercus muhlenbergii and Q. prinoides) of the eastern United States
chinstrap
noun see chinstrap penguin
chinstrap penguin
noun Date: 1936 a penguin (Pygoscelis antarctica) with a narrow band of black feathers from ear to ear under its chin that breeds on the Antarctic Peninsula and nearby islands ...
chintz
noun Etymology: earlier chints, plural of chint, from Hindi chīṭ & Urdu chīnṭ Date: 1614 1. a printed calico from India 2. a usually glazed printed cotton fabric
chintziness
noun see chintzy
chintzy
adjective (chintzier; -est) Date: 1851 1. decorated with or as if with chintz 2. a. gaudy, cheap b. stingy • chintziness noun
Chinwangtao
geographical name see Qinhuangdao
Chioggia
geographical name commune & port NE Italy on island in Lagoon of Venice population 52,582
chionodoxa
noun Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from Greek chion-, chiōn snow (akin to Greek cheimōn winter) + doxa glory — more at hibernate, doxology Date: 1879 glory-of-the-snow
Chios
or Modern Greek Khíos geographical name 1. island E Greece in the Aegean off W coast of Turkey area 325 square miles (842 square kilometers), population 52,691 2. city & ...
chip
I. noun Etymology: Middle English; akin to Old English -cippian Date: 14th century 1. a. a small usually thin and flat piece (as of wood or stone) cut, struck, or flaked ...
chip in
verb Date: 1861 intransitive verb 1. contribute 2. chiefly British chime in 2 transitive verb contribute
chip off the old block
phrasal a child that resembles his or her parent
chip on one's shoulder
phrasal a challenging or belligerent attitude
chip shot
noun Date: 1909 1. a short usually low approach shot in golf that lofts the ball to the green and allows it to roll 2. a short and easy field goal in football
chipboard
noun Date: 1919 a cardboard usually made entirely from wastepaper
chipmunk
noun Etymology: alteration of earlier chitmunk, probably from Ojibwa ačitamo•nʔ red squirrel Date: 1832 any of a genus (Tamias) of small striped North American and Asian ...
chipotle
noun Etymology: Mexican Spanish chipotle, chilpotle, from Nahuatl *chīlpōctli, from chīlli chili pepper + pōctli smoke, something smoked Date: 1988 a smoked and usually ...
chipped beef
noun Date: 1833 smoked dried beef sliced thin
Chippendale
I. adjective Etymology: Thomas Chippendale Date: 1876 of or relating to an 18th century English furniture style characterized by graceful outline and often ornate rococo ...
chipper
I. noun Date: 1513 one that chips II. adjective Etymology: perhaps alteration of English dialect kipper lively Date: 1822 sprightly 1
Chippewa
I. noun (plural Chippewa or Chippewas) Date: 1671 Ojibwa II. geographical name river 183 miles (294 kilometers) NW Wisconsin flowing S into Mississippi River
chippie
also chippy noun (plural chippies) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1886 tramp, prostitute
chipping sparrow
noun Etymology: chip to cheep Date: 1791 a small gray-breasted North American sparrow (Spizella passerina) with a black line through the eye, a white line above it, and in ...
chippy
adjective (chippier; -est) Etymology: chip on one's shoulder Date: 1898 aggressively belligerent ; also marked by much fighting
chir-
or chiro- combining form Etymology: Latin, from Greek cheir-, cheiro-, from cheir; akin to Hittite keššar hand hand
Chirac
biographical name Jacques (René) 1932- prime minister of France (1974-76; 1986-88); president (1995- )
chiral
adjective Etymology: chir- + 1-al Date: 1894 of or relating to a molecule that is not superimposable on its mirror image • chirality noun
chiral center
noun Date: 1970 an atom especially in an organic molecule that has four unique atoms or groups attached to it
chirality
noun see chiral
Chiricahua
noun (plural Chiricahua or Chiricahuas) Etymology: Chiricahua Mountains, southeast Arizona Date: 1885 a member of an Apache people of Arizona
Chiricahua National Monument
geographical name reservation SE Arizona containing curious rock formations
Chirico, de
biographical name Giorgio 1888-1978 Italian painter
chirimoya
variant of cherimoya
Chiriquí
geographical name — see baru
chirk
transitive verb Etymology: Middle English charken, chirken to creak, chirp, from Old English cearcian to creak; akin to Old English cracian to crack Date: 1843 cheer
chiro-
combining form see chir-
chirographer
noun see chirography
chirographic
adjective see chirography
chirographical
adjective see chirography
chirography
noun Date: 1631 1. handwriting, penmanship 2. calligraphy 1 • chirographer noun • chirographic or chirographical adjective
chiromancer
noun see chiromancy
chiromancy
noun Etymology: probably from Middle French chiromancie, from Medieval Latin chiromantia, from Greek cheir- chir- + -manteia -mancy Date: circa 1528 palmistry • chiromancer ...
chironomid
noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek cheironomos one who gestures with his hands Date: 1915 any of a family (Chironomidae) of midges that lack piercing mouthparts • ...
chiropodist
noun see chiropody
chiropody
noun Etymology: chir- + pod-; from its original concern with both hands and feet Date: 1886 podiatry • chiropodist noun
chiropractic
noun Etymology: chir- + Greek praktikos practical, operative — more at practical Date: 1898 a system of therapy which holds that disease results from a lack of normal nerve ...
chiropractor
noun see chiropractic
chiropteran
noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek cheir hand + pteron wing — more at feather Date: 1835 bat III
chirp
I. verb Etymology: imitative Date: 1557 intransitive verb to make a chirp or a sound resembling a chirp transitive verb to utter with a cheerful liveliness II. noun ...
chirpily
adverb see chirpy
chirpiness
noun see chirpy
chirpy
adjective (chirpier; -est) Date: 1837 1. cheerfully lively 2. a. making chirps b. suggestive of chirping • chirpily adverb • chirpiness noun
chirr
noun Etymology: imitative Date: circa 1600 the short vibrant or trilled sound characteristic of an insect (as a grasshopper or cicada) • chirr intransitive verb
chirrup
noun Etymology: imitative Date: 1722 chirp • chirrup intransitive verb
chirrupy
adjective Date: 1808 chirpy
chiru
noun Etymology: probably of Tibeto-Burman origin Date: 1825 an antelope (Pantholops hodgsoni) chiefly of the Tibetan plateau having a pinkish-fawn wooly coat and in the male ...
chirurgeon
noun Etymology: Middle English cirurgian, from Anglo-French cirurgien, from cirurgie surgery Date: 13th century archaic surgeon
chisel
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French *chisel, cisel, from Vulgar Latin *cisellum, alteration of caesellum, from Latin caesus, past participle of caedere to cut ...
chiseled
or chiselled adjective Date: 1781 formed or crafted as if with a chisel
chiseler
noun see chisel II
chiselled
adjective see chiseled
chiseller
noun see chisel II
Chisholm Trail
geographical name pioneer cattle trail between San Antonio (Texas) & Abilene (in E central Kansas) used especially 1866-85
Chişinău
or Kishinev geographical name city central Moldova, its capital population 665,000
Chislehurst and Sidcup
geographical name former urban district SE England in Kent, now partly in Bexley & partly in Bromley
chit
I. noun Etymology: Middle English chitte kitten, cub Date: 1578 1. archaic child 2. a pert young woman II. noun Etymology: Hindi ciṭṭhī & Urdu chitthī Date: 1757 ...
Chita
geographical name city Russia in Asia E of Lake Baikal population 377,000
chitchat
noun Etymology: reduplication of chat Date: 1605 small talk, gossip • chitchat intransitive verb
chitin
noun Etymology: French chitine, from Greek chitōn Date: circa 1839 a horny polysaccharide (C8H13NO5)n that forms part of the hard outer integument especially of insects, ...
chitinous
adjective see chitin
chitlins
noun plural see chitterlings
chiton
noun Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from Greek chitōn tunic, of Semitic origin; akin to Hebrew kuttōneth tunic Date: 1816 1. any of a class (Polyplacophora) of ...
Chitral
geographical name river 300 miles (483 kilometers) N Pakistan & Afghanistan flowing SW into Kabul River
Chittagong
geographical name city & port SE Bangladesh on Bay of Bengal population 1,566,070
chitter
intransitive verb Etymology: Middle English chiteren, probably of imitative origin Date: 13th century twitter, chirp; also chatter
chitterlings
or chitlins noun plural Etymology: Middle English chiterling Date: 13th century the intestines of hogs especially when prepared as food
Chitungwiza
geographical name city NE central Zimbabwe, SSE of Harare population 274,035
Chiusi
or ancient Clusium geographical name town central Italy in Tuscany SE of Siena
chivalric
adjective Date: 1794 relating to chivalry ; chivalrous
chivalrous
adjective Date: 14th century 1. valiant 2. of, relating to, or characteristic of chivalry and knight-errantry 3. a. marked by honor, generosity, and courtesy b. ...
chivalrously
adverb see chivalrous
chivalrousness
noun see chivalrous
chivalry
noun (plural -ries) Etymology: Middle English chivalrie, from Anglo-French chevalerie, from chevaler knight — more at chevalier Date: 14th century 1. mounted men-at-arms 2. ...
chive
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin cepa onion Date: 14th century a perennial plant (Allium schoenoprasum) related to the onion and having slender ...
chivvy
transitive verb see chivy
chivy
or chivvy transitive verb (chivied or chivvied; chivying or chivvying) Etymology: chivy, noun, chase, hunt, probably from English dialect Chevy Chase chase, confusion, from the ...
Chkalov
geographical name — see Orenburg
chlamydia
noun (plural chlamydiae) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek chlamyd-, chlamys Date: 1966 1. any of a genus (Chlamydia, family Chlamydiaceae) of spherical gram-negative ...
chlamydial
adjective see chlamydia
chlamydospore
noun Etymology: Latin chlamyd-, chlamys + International Scientific Vocabulary spore Date: 1884 a thick-walled usually resting fungal spore
chlamys
noun (plural chlamyses or chlamydes) Etymology: Latin chlamyd-, chlamys, from Greek Date: 1699 a short oblong mantle worn by young men of ancient Greece
Chlodwig
biographical name see Clovis I
Chloe
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Chloē Date: 1587 a lover of Daphnis in a Greek pastoral romance
chlor-
or chloro- combining form Etymology: New Latin, from Greek, from chlōros greenish yellow — more at yellow 1. green 2. chlorine ; containing chlorine
chloracne
noun Date: circa 1928 a skin eruption resembling acne and resulting from exposure to chlorine or its compounds
chloral
noun Etymology: French, from chlor- + alcool alcohol Date: 1838 1. a pungent colorless oily aldehyde CCl3CHO used in making DDT and chloral hydrate 2. chloral hydrate
chloral hydrate
noun Date: 1874 a bitter white crystalline drug C2H3Cl3O2 used as a hypnotic and sedative or in knockout drops
chloralose
noun Date: 1893 a bitter crystalline compound C8H11Cl3O6 used especially to anesthetize animals
chloramine
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1893 any of various compounds containing nitrogen and chlorine
chloramphenicol
noun Etymology: chlor- + amide + phen- + nitr- + glycol Date: 1949 a broad-spectrum antibiotic C11H12Cl2N2O5 isolated from cultures of a soil actinomycete (Streptomyces ...
chlorate
noun Date: 1823 a salt containing the anion ClO3-
chlordane
noun Etymology: chlor- + indane (C9H10) Date: 1947 a viscous volatile toxic liquid insecticide C10H6Cl8 formerly used in the United States
chlordiazepoxide
noun Etymology: chlor- + benzodiazepine + oxide Date: 1960 a benzodiazepine C16H14ClN3O related to diazepam and used in the form of its hydrochloride especially as a ...
chlorella
noun Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from Greek chlōros Date: 1904 any of a genus (Chlorella) of unicellular green algae
chlorenchyma
noun Date: 1894 chlorophyll-containing parenchyma of plants
chlorhexidine
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary chlor- + hex- + -idine Date: 1957 an antibacterial compound C22H30Cl2N10 used as a local antiseptic (as in mouthwash) and ...
chloride
noun Etymology: German Chlorid, from chlor- + -id -ide Date: 1812 1. a compound of chlorine with another element or group; especially a salt or ester of hydrochloric acid 2. ...
chloride of lime
Date: 1826 bleaching powder
chlorinate
transitive verb (-nated; -nating) Date: 1855 to treat or combine with chlorine or a chlorine compound • chlorination noun • chlorinator noun
chlorinated lime
noun Date: 1876 bleaching powder
chlorination
noun see chlorinate
chlorinator
noun see chlorinate
chlorine
noun Date: 1810 a halogen element that is isolated as a heavy greenish-yellow diatomic gas of pungent odor and is used especially as a bleach, oxidizing agent, and disinfectant ...
chlorine dioxide
noun Date: circa 1925 a heavy reddish-yellow gas ClO2 used especially as a bleach and disinfectant
chlorine monoxide
noun Date: 1965 a reactive monovalent radical ClO that plays a major role in stratospheric ozone depletion
chlorinity
noun Date: circa 1931 a measure of the concentration of halides in one kilogram of seawater
chlorite
I. noun Etymology: German Chlorit, from Latin chloritis, a green stone, from Greek chlōritis, from chlōros Date: 1794 any of a group of usually green silicate minerals ...
chloritic
adjective see chlorite I
chloro-
— see chlor-
chlorobenzene
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1889 a colorless flammable volatile toxic liquid C6H5Cl used in organic synthesis (as of DDT) and as a ...
chlorofluorocarbon
noun Date: 1949 any of several simple gaseous compounds that contain carbon, chlorine, fluorine, and sometimes hydrogen, that are used as refrigerants, cleaning solvents, and ...
chlorofluoromethane
noun Date: 1965 a chlorofluorocarbon derived from methane
chloroform
I. noun Etymology: French chloroforme, from chlor- + formyle formyl; from its having been regarded as a trichloride of this group Date: 1838 a colorless volatile heavy toxic ...
chlorogenic acid
noun Date: circa 1889 a crystalline acid C16H18O9 occurring in various plant parts (as coffee beans)
chlorohydrin
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary chlor- + hydr- + 1-in Date: circa 1890 any of various organic compounds derived from diols or polyhydroxy alcohols by ...
chlorophyll
noun Etymology: French chlorophylle, from chlor- + Greek phyllon leaf — more at blade Date: 1819 1. the green photosynthetic pigment found chiefly in the chloroplasts of ...
chlorophyllous
adjective see chlorophyll
chloropicrin
noun Etymology: German Chlorpikrin, from chlor- + Greek pikros sharp — more at paint Date: circa 1889 a colorless liquid CCl3NO2 that causes tears and vomiting and is used ...
chloroplast
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1887 a plastid that contains chlorophyll and is the site of photosynthesis — see cell illustration • ...
chloroplastic
adjective see chloroplast
chloroprene
noun Etymology: chlor- + isoprene Date: 1931 a colorless liquid C4H5Cl used especially in making neoprene by polymerization
chloroquine
noun Etymology: chlor- + quinoline Date: 1946 an antimalarial drug C18H26ClN3 administered in the form of its bitter crystalline diphosphate
chlorosis
noun Date: 1678 1. an iron-deficiency anemia especially of adolescent girls that may impart a greenish tint to the skin — called also greensickness 2. a diseased condition ...
chlorothiazide
noun Date: 1957 a thiazide diuretic C7H6ClN3O4S2 used especially in the treatment of edema and hypertension
chlorotic
adjective see chlorosis
chlorpheniramine
noun Etymology: chlor- + phen- + -ir- (probably alteration of pyridine) + amine Date: 1964 an antihistamine C16H19ClN2 that is usually administered in the form of its maleate
chlorpromazine
noun Etymology: chlor- + propyl + methyl + azine Date: 1952 a phenothiazine C17H19ClN2S used chiefly as a tranquilizer especially in the form of its hydrochloride to control ...
chlorpropamide
noun Etymology: chlor- + propane + amide Date: 1960 a sulfonylurea drug C10H13ClN2O3S used orally to reduce blood sugar in the treatment of mild diabetes
chlorpyrifos
noun Etymology: chlor- + pyridine + -fos (alteration of phosphorus) Date: 1970 a toxic crystalline organophosphate pesticide C9H11Cl3NO3PS that inhibits acetylcholinesterase ...
chlortetracycline
noun Date: 1953 a yellow crystalline broad-spectrum antibiotic C22H23ClN2O8 that is produced by a soil actinomycete (Streptomyces aureofaciens) and is sometimes used in animal ...
chm
abbreviation 1. chairman 2. checkmate
Chmn
abbreviation chairman
Cho Oyu
geographical name mountain 26,750 feet (8153 meters) Nepal & Tibet in the Himalayas; 6th highest in the world
choanocyte
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary choan- funnel-shaped (from Greek choanē funnel) + -cyte Date: 1888 collar cell
Choaspes
geographical name — see Karkheh
Choate
I. biographical name Joseph Hodges 1832-1917 American lawyer & diplomat II. biographical name Rufus 1799-1859 American jurist
chocaholic
noun see chocoholic
chock
I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1769 1. a wedge or block for steadying a body (as a cask) and holding it motionless, for filling in an unwanted space, or for ...
chock-full
or chockful adjective Etymology: Middle English chokkefull, probably from choken to choke + full Date: 15th century full to the limit
chockablock
I. adverb Date: 1840 chock II. adjective Date: 1850 1. brought close together 2. very full
chockful
adjective see chock-full
chocoholic
also chocaholic noun Etymology: chocolate + -aholic Date: 1968 a person who craves or compulsively consumes chocolate
chocolate
noun Etymology: Spanish, from Nahuatl chocolātl, probably alteration of eastern Nahuatl dialect chikolātl, from chikolli hook (probably used to refer to the beater used to mix ...
chocolate-box
adjective Etymology: from the pictures formerly commonly seen on boxes of chocolates Date: 1901 superficially pretty or sentimental
chocolatey
adjective see chocolaty
chocolatier
noun Etymology: French, from chocolat chocolate Date: 1888 a maker or seller of chocolate candy
chocolaty
or chocolatey adjective Date: 1926 made of or like chocolate; also having a rich chocolate flavor
Choctaw
noun (plural Choctaw or Choctaws) Etymology: Choctaw čahta Date: 1722 1. a member of an American Indian people of Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana 2. the language of the ...
choice
I. noun Etymology: Middle English chois, from Anglo-French, from choisir to choose, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German kiosan to choose — more at choose Date: 13th ...
choicely
adverb see choice II
choiceness
noun see choice II
choir
I. noun Etymology: Middle English quer, from Anglo-French queor, from Medieval Latin chorus, from Latin, chorus — more at chorus Date: 14th century 1. an organized company ...
choir loft
noun Date: 1929 a gallery occupied by a church choir
choirboy
noun Date: 1837 a boy member of a choir
choirmaster
noun Date: 1840 the director of a choir (as in a church)
Choiseul
I. biographical name Étienne-François de 1719-1785 Duc de Choiseul French statesman II. geographical name island W Pacific in the Solomons SE of Bougainville Island nearly ...
Choisy
or Choisy-le-Roi geographical name commune N France on the Seine SSE of Paris population 38,629

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