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candlewick
noun Date: before 12th century 1. the wick of a candle 2. a soft cotton embroidery yarn; also embroidery made with this yarn usually in tufts
candlewood
noun Date: 1712 1. any of several trees or shrubs (as ocotillo) chiefly of resinous character 2. slivers of resinous wood burned for light
Candolle
biographical name Augustin Pyrame de 1778-1841 Swiss botanist
candor
noun Etymology: French & Latin; French candeur, from Latin candor, from candēre — more at candid Date: 14th century 1. a. whiteness, brilliance b. obsolete unstained ...
candour
chiefly British variant of candor
Candra Gupta II
also Chandra Gupta II biographical name Indian ruler of Gupta dynasty (circa 380-circa 415)
Candragupta
or Chandragupta biographical name died circa 297 B.C. Indian emperor (circa 321-circa 297 B.C.)
candy
I. noun (plural candies) Etymology: Middle English sugre candy, part translation of Middle French sucre candi, from Old French sucre sugar + Arabic qandī candied, from qand ...
candy floss
noun Date: 1951 1. British cotton candy 2. (usually candyfloss) British something attractive but insubstantial
candy striper
noun Etymology: from the striped uniform worn suggesting the stripes on some sticks of candy Date: 1963 a teenage volunteer worker at a hospital
candyfloss
noun see candy floss 2
candytuft
noun Etymology: Candy, alteration of Candia Crete, Greek island + English tuft Date: 1629 any of a genus (Iberis) of plants of the mustard family cultivated for their white, ...
cane
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Old Occitan cana, from Latin canna, from Greek kanna, of Semitic origin; akin to Akkadian qanū reed, Hebrew qāneh ...
cane sugar
noun Date: 1766 sugar from sugarcane
Canea
or ancient Cydonia geographical name city & port Greece on N coast of W Crete population 50,077
canebrake
noun Date: 1769 a thicket of cane
caner
noun Date: 1868 one who canes chairs
canescent
adjective Etymology: Latin canescent-, canescens, present participle of canescere, inchoative of canēre to be gray, be white, from canus white, hoary — more at hare Date: ...
Canetti
biographical name Elias 1905-1994 British (Bulgarian-born) author writing in German
caneware
noun Etymology: from its color Date: 1856 a buff or yellowish stoneware
Canfield
biographical name Dorothy — see Dorothy Canfield fisher
canful
noun see can II
Caniapiskau
geographical name river 575 miles (925 kilometers) Canada in N Quebec flowing N to unite with the Larch forming the Koksoak
canicular
adjective Etymology: Middle English caniculer of the star Sirius, from Late Latin canicularis, from Latin Canicula Sirius, diminutive of canis Date: 12th century of or ...
canid
noun Etymology: New Latin Canidae, from Canis, type genus, from Latin canis Date: circa 1889 any of a family (Canidae) of carnivorous animals that includes the wolves, ...
canine
I. noun Date: 15th century 1. [Middle English, from Latin (dens) caninus canine tooth] a conical pointed tooth; especially one situated between the lateral incisor and the ...
Canis Major
noun Etymology: Latin (genitive Canis Majoris), literally, greater dog Date: 14th century a constellation to the southeast of Orion containing Sirius
Canis Minor
noun Etymology: Latin (genitive Canis Minoris), literally, lesser dog Date: 14th century a constellation to the east of Orion containing Procyon
canister
also cannister noun Etymology: Latin canistrum basket, from Greek kanastron wicker basket, from kanna reed — more at cane Date: 1692 1. an often cylindrical container for ...
canker
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French cancre, chancre, from Latin cancer crab, cancer Date: before 12th century 1. a. (1) an erosive or spreading sore ...
canker sore
noun Date: circa 1596 a painful shallow ulcer of the mouth that has a grayish-white base surrounded by a reddish inflamed area and is of uncertain cause but is not due to the ...
cankerous
adjective see canker I
cankerworm
noun Date: 1530 either of two geometrid moths (Alsophila pometaria and Paleacrita vernata) and especially their larvae which are serious pests of fruit and shade trees
canna
noun Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from Latin, reed — more at cane Date: 1664 any of a genus (Canna of the family Cannaceae) of tropical herbs with simple stems, large ...
cannabinoid
noun Etymology: Latin cannabis + 1-in + 1-oid Date: 1967 any of various chemical constituents (as THC or cannabinol) of cannabis or marijuana
cannabinol
noun Etymology: Latin cannabis + 1-in + 1-ol Date: 1896 a physiologically inactive crystalline cannabinoid C21H26O2
cannabis
noun Etymology: Latin, hemp, from Greek kannabis; akin to Old English hænep hemp Date: 1783 1. hemp 1a 2. any of the preparations (as marijuana or hashish) or chemicals (as ...
Cannae
geographical name ancient town SE Italy in Puglia WSW of modern Barletta
Cannanore
geographical name 1. (or Kananur) city SW India in Kerala NNW of Calicut population 65,233 2. — see Laccadive Islands
Cannanore Islands
geographical name see Laccadive Islands
canned
adjective Date: 1904 1. a. prepared or recorded in advance; especially prepared in standardized form for nonspecific use or wide distribution b. lacking originality ...
cannel coal
noun Etymology: probably from English dialect cannel candle, from Middle English candel Date: 1594 a bituminous coal containing much volatile matter that burns brightly
cannellini
noun see cannellini bean
cannellini bean
noun Etymology: Italian cannellini, plural of cannellino kind of hard candy, variety of white bean resembling the candy, probably from cannella cinnamon, literally, small tube, ...
cannelloni
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: Italian, plural of cannellone, augmentative of cannello segment of cane stalk, from canna Date: 1892 boiled ...
canner
noun see can III
cannery
noun (plural -neries) Date: 1864 a factory for the canning of foods
Cannes
geographical name commune & port SE France SW of Nice population 69,363
cannibal
noun Etymology: New Latin Canibalis Carib, from Spanish Caníbal, from Taino Caniba, of Cariban origin; akin to Carib kariʔna Carib, person Date: 1553 one that eats the ...
cannibalise
British variant of cannibalize
cannibalism
noun Date: 1796 1. the usually ritualistic eating of human flesh by a human being 2. the eating of the flesh of an animal by another animal of the same kind 3. an act of ...
cannibalistic
adjective see cannibalism
cannibalization
noun see cannibalize
cannibalize
verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1943 transitive verb 1. a. to take salvageable parts from (as a disabled machine) for use in building or repairing another machine b. to ...
cannikin
noun Etymology: probably from obsolete Dutch kanneken, from Middle Dutch canneken, diminutive of canne can; akin to Old English canne can Date: 1570 a small can or drinking ...
cannily
adverb see canny I
canniness
noun see canny I
Canning
I. biographical name Charles John 1812-1862 Earl Canning British governor-general of India (1856-58); 1st viceroy of India (1858-62) II. biographical name George 1770-1827 ...
cannister
noun see canister
cannoli
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: Italian, plural of cannolo small tube, diminutive of canna Date: 1943 a deep-fried tube of pastry filled with ...
Cannon
biographical name Joseph Gurney 1836-1926 Uncle Joe American politician
cannon
I. noun (plural cannons or cannon) Etymology: Middle English canon, from Anglo-French, from Old Italian cannone, literally, large tube, augmentative of canna reed, tube, from ...
cannon bone
noun Etymology: French canon, literally, cannon Date: 1834 a bone in hoofed mammals that extends from the knee or hock to the fetlock; especially the enlarged metacarpal or ...
cannon fodder
noun Date: circa 1891 1. soldiers regarded or treated as expendable in battle 2. an expendable or exploitable person, group, or thing
cannonade
I. noun Date: 1562 1. a heavy fire of artillery 2. an attack (as with words) likened to artillery fire ; bombardment II. verb (-aded; -ading) Date: 1664 transitive verb ...
cannonball
I. noun Date: 1655 1. a usually round solid missile made for firing from a cannon 2. a jump into water made with the arms holding the knees tight against the chest 3. a ...
cannoneer
noun Date: 1562 an artillery gunner
cannonry
noun (plural -ries) Date: 1811 a battery of cannons or cannon fire
cannot
Date: 15th century can not
cannot but
or cannot help but also cannot help phrasal to be unable to do otherwise than
cannot help
phrasal see cannot but
cannot help but
phrasal see cannot but
cannula
noun (plural -las or cannulae) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, diminutive of canna reed — more at cane Date: 1684 a small tube for insertion into a body cavity or into a ...
cannular
adjective Date: 1823 tubular
cannulate
transitive verb (-lated; -lating) Date: 1926 to insert a cannula into • cannulation noun
cannulation
noun see cannulate
canny
I. adjective (cannier; -est) Etymology: 1can Date: 1596 1. clever, shrewd ; also prudent 2. chiefly Scottish a. careful, steady; also restrained b. quiet, snug ...
canoe
I. noun Etymology: French, from New Latin canoa, from Spanish, from Arawakan, of Cariban origin; akin to Carib kana:wa canoe Date: 1555 a light narrow boat with both ends ...
canoeable
adjective see canoe II
canoeist
noun see canoe II
canoer
noun see canoe II
canola
noun Etymology: from Canola, former certification mark Date: 1979 1. a rape plant of an improved variety having seeds that are low in erucic acid and are the source of canola ...
canola oil
noun Date: 1981 an edible vegetable oil obtained from the seeds of canola that is high in monounsaturated fatty acids
cañon
variant of canyon
canon
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English, from Late Latin, from Latin, ruler, rule, model, standard, from Greek kanōn Date: before 12th century 1. a. a ...
canon law
noun Date: 15th century the usually codified law governing a church
canon lawyer
noun Date: 1616 canonist
canon regular
noun (plural canons regular) Date: 14th century a member of one of several Roman Catholic religious institutes of regular priests living in community under a usually ...
canoness
noun Date: 1682 1. a woman living in community under a religious rule but not under a perpetual vow 2. a member of a Roman Catholic congregation of women corresponding to ...
canonic
adjective Date: 15th century 1. canonical 2. of or relating to musical canon
canonical
adjective Date: 15th century 1. of, relating to, or forming a canon 2. conforming to a general rule or acceptable procedure ; orthodox 3. of or relating to a clergyman who ...
canonical form
noun Date: 1851 the simplest form of something; specifically the form of a square matrix that has zero elements everywhere except along the principal diagonal
canonical hour
noun Date: 15th century 1. a time of day canonically appointed for an office of devotion 2. one of the daily offices of devotion that compose the Divine Office and include ...
canonically
adverb see canonical
canonicals
noun plural Date: 1748 the vestments prescribed by canon for an officiating clergyman
canonicity
noun Date: 1797 the quality or state of being canonical
canonist
noun Date: 1542 a specialist in canon law
canonization
noun see canonize
canonize
transitive verb (canonized; canonizing) Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin canonizare, from Late Latin canon catalog of saints, from Latin, standard Date: 14th ...
canonry
noun (plural -ries) Date: 15th century the office of a canon; also the endowment that financially supports a canon
canoodle
intransitive verb (canoodled; canoodling) Etymology: perhaps from English dialect canoodle, noun, donkey, fool, foolish lover Date: 1859 pet, fondle
Canopic
adjective see Canopus II
canopic jar
noun Etymology: Canopus, Egyptian Date: 1893 a jar in which the ancient Egyptians preserved the viscera of a deceased person usually for burial with the mummy
Canopus
I. noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Kanōpos Date: 1555 a star of the first magnitude in the constellation Carina not visible north of 37° latitude II. geographical name ...
canopy
I. noun (plural -pies) Etymology: Middle English canope, from Medieval Latin canopeum mosquito net, from Latin conopeum, from Greek kōnōpion, from kōnōps mosquito Date: ...
canorous
adjective Etymology: Latin canorus, from canor melody, from canere to sing — more at chant Date: 1646 pleasant sounding ; melodious • canorously adverb • canorousness ...
canorously
adverb see canorous
canorousness
noun see canorous
Canova
biographical name Antonio 1757-1822 Italian sculptor
Canovanas
geographical name city Puerto Rico population 43,335
Canso, Cape
geographical name cape Canada on NE Nova Scotia mainland
Canso, Strait of
geographical name narrow channel Canada separating Cape Breton Island from Nova Scotia mainland
canst
archaic present second singular of can
Cant
abbreviation 1. Canticle of Canticles 2. Cantonese
cant
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, probably from Middle Low German *kant Date: 14th century dialect England lively, lusty II. verb Etymology: 3cant Date: circa 1543 ...
cant dog
noun Etymology: 3cant Date: 1850 peavey
cant hook
noun Etymology: 3cant Date: circa 1848 a lumberman's lever that has a pivoting hooked arm and a blunt often toothed metal cap at one end — compare peavey
Cantab
noun Etymology: by shortening Date: 1697 Cantabrigian
cantabile
adverb or adjective Etymology: Italian, from Late Latin cantabilis worthy to be sung, from Latin cantare Date: circa 1724 in a singing manner — often used as a direction in ...
Cantabria
or formerly Santander geographical name province N Spain in N Old Castile bordering on Bay of Biscay capital Santander area 2042 square miles (5289 square kilometers), ...
Cantabrian Mountains
geographical name mountains N & NW Spain running E-W near coast of Bay of Biscay — see Cerredo
Cantabrigia
geographical name — see Cambridge 3
Cantabrigian
noun Etymology: Medieval Latin Cantabrigia Cambridge Date: circa 1540 1. a student or graduate of Cambridge University 2. a native or resident of Cambridge, Mass. • ...
cantal
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: French, from Cantal, mountain massif and department in Auvergne, France Date: 1890 a hard cheddar-type cheese made in the south of ...
cantala
noun Etymology: New Latin, specific epithet of Agave cantala, perhaps from Sanskrit kaṇṭala babul, from kaṇṭa thorn Date: 1911 a hard fiber produced from the leaves ...
cantaloup
noun see cantaloupe
cantaloupe
also cantaloup noun Etymology: Cantalupo, former papal villa near Rome, Italy Date: 1739 1. a small widely cultivated muskmelon (Cucumis melo reticulatus) with a heavily ...
cantankerous
adjective Etymology: perhaps irregular from obsolete contack contention Date: 1772 difficult or irritating to deal with • cantankerously adverb • cantankerousness noun
cantankerously
adverb see cantankerous
cantankerousness
noun see cantankerous
cantata
noun Etymology: Italian, from Latin, from feminine of cantatus, past participle of cantare Date: 1724 a composition for one or more voices usually comprising solos, duets, ...
cantatrice
noun (plural cantatrices or cantatrici) Etymology: Italian & French; French, from Italian, from Late Latin cantatric-, cantatrix, feminine of Latin cantator singer, from cantare ...
canteen
noun Etymology: French cantine bottle case, sutler's shop, from Italian cantina wine cellar, probably from canto corner, from Latin canthus iron tire — more at cant Date: ...
canter
I. noun Date: 1609 one who uses cant: as a. beggar, vagabond b. a user of professional or religious cant II. verb Etymology: short for obsolete canterbury, noun ...
Canterburian
adjective see Canterbury
Canterbury
geographical name 1. city SE Australia in E New South Wales, SW suburb of Sydney population 129,232 2. city SE England in Kent population 34,404 • Canterburian adjective
Canterbury bell
noun Etymology: Canterbury, England Date: 1565 any of several bellflowers (as Campanula medium) cultivated for their showy flowers
cantharidin
noun Date: 1819 a bitter crystalline compound C10H12O4 that is the active blister-producing ingredient of cantharides
cantharis
noun (plural cantharides) Etymology: Middle English & Latin; Middle English cantharide, from Latin cantharid-, cantharis, from Greek kantharid-, kantharis Date: 14th century 1. ...
canthaxanthin
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary cantha- (from New Latin Cantharellus cinnabarinus, mushroom species from which it was obtained) + xanth- + 1-in Date: circa ...
canthus
noun (plural canthi) Etymology: Late Latin, from Greek kanthos — more at cant Date: 1646 either of the angles formed by the meeting of an eye's upper and lower eyelids
canticle
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin canticulum, diminutive of canticum song, from cantus, past participle of canere Date: 13th century song; specifically one of ...
Canticle of Canticles
Date: 1609 Song of Solomon
Canticles
noun plural but singular in construction Date: 15th century Song of Solomon
Cantigny
geographical name village N France S of Amiens
cantilena
noun Etymology: Italian, from Latin, song, from cantus Date: circa 1740 a vocal or instrumental passage of sustained lyricism
cantilever
I. noun Etymology: perhaps from 3cant + -i- + lever Date: 1667 a projecting beam or member supported at only one end: as a. a bracket-shaped member supporting a balcony or ...
cantillate
transitive verb (-lated; -lating) Etymology: Latin cantilatus, past participle of cantilare to sing, perhaps from cantilena Date: circa 1828 to recite with musical tones • ...
cantillation
noun see cantillate
cantina
noun Etymology: American Spanish, from Spanish, canteen, from Italian, wine cellar — more at canteen Date: 1844 1. Southwest a pouch or bag at the pommel of a saddle 2. ...
canting
adjective Etymology: 5cant Date: 1663 affectedly pious or righteous
cantle
noun Etymology: Middle English cantel, from Anglo-French cantel, chantel, diminutive of Old French chant side, edge — more at cant Date: 14th century 1. a segment cut off or ...
canto
noun (plural cantos) Etymology: Italian, from Latin cantus song, from canere to sing — more at chant Date: 1590 one of the major divisions of a long poem
Canton
geographical name 1. city NE Ohio SSE of Akron population 80,806 2. — see Guangzhou
canton
I. noun Etymology: Middle French, from Italian cantone, from canto corner, from Latin canthus iron tire — more at cant Date: 1522 a small territorial division of a ...
canton flannel
noun Usage: often capitalized C Etymology: Canton, China Date: 1872 flannel 1c
Canton ware
noun Date: circa 1902 ceramic ware exported from China especially during the 18th and 19th centuries by way of Canton (Guangzhou) and including blue-and-white and enameled ...
cantonal
adjective see canton I
Cantonese
noun (plural Cantonese) Etymology: Canton Guangzhou, ultimately from Portuguese Cantão, from Chinese (Guangzhou) Gwóngdūng Guangdong Date: 1857 1. a native or inhabitant of ...
cantonment
noun Date: 1753 1. usually temporary quarters for troops 2. a permanent military station in India
cantor
noun Etymology: Latin, singer, from canere to sing Date: 1538 1. a choir leader ; precentor 2. a synagogue official who sings or chants liturgical music and leads the ...
cantorial
adjective see cantor
cantrip
noun Etymology: probably alteration of caltrop Date: 1719 1. chiefly Scottish a witch's trick ; spell 2. chiefly British hocus-pocus 2
cantus
noun (plural cantus) Date: 1590 1. cantus firmus 2. the principal melody or voice
cantus firmus
noun Etymology: Medieval Latin, literally, fixed song Date: 1847 1. the plainsong or simple Gregorian melody originally sung in unison and prescribed as to form and use by ...
canty
adjective Etymology: 1cant Date: 1719 dialect British cheerful, sprightly
Canuck
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1835 a Canadian and especially a French Canadian
Canute
biographical name died 1035 the Great king of England (1016-35); of Denmark (1018-35); of Norway (1028-35)
canvas
I. noun also canvass Etymology: Middle English canevas, from Anglo-French canevas, chanevaz, from Vulgar Latin *cannabaceus hempen, from Latin cannabis hemp — more at ...
canvasback
noun Date: 1782 a North American wild duck (Aythya valisineria) that has a reddish-brown head, black breast, and whitish body and is characterized especially by the elongate ...
canvaser
noun see canvass I
canvaslike
adjective see canvas I
canvass
I. verb also canvas (canvassed; canvassing) Date: 1508 transitive verb 1. obsolete to toss in a canvas sheet in sport or punishment 2. a. to examine in detail; ...
canvasser
noun see canvass I
canyon
also cañon noun Etymology: American Spanish cañón, probably alteration of obsolete Spanish callón, augmentative of calle street, from Latin callis footpath Date: 1834 1. a ...
Canyon de Chelly National Monument
geographical name reservation NE Arizona containing cliff-dweller ruins
canyoneer
noun see canyoneering
canyoneering
noun Date: 1957 the sport of exploring canyons (as by climbing, rappelling, swimming, or rafting) • canyoneer noun
canyoning
noun Date: 1991 chiefly British canyoneering
Canyonlands National Park
geographical name reservation SE Utah surrounding junction of Colorado & Green rivers
canzone
noun (plural canzones or canzoni) Etymology: Italian, from Latin cantion-, cantio song, from canere to sing — more at chant Date: 1589 1. a medieval Italian or Provençal ...
canzonet
noun Etymology: Italian canzonetta, diminutive of canzone Date: 1588 1. a light usually strophic song 2. a part-song resembling but less elaborate than a madrigal
caoutchouc
noun Etymology: French, from obsolete Spanish cauchuc (now caucho), probably from a language of Amazonian Peru or Ecuador Date: 1775 rubber I,2a
CAP
abbreviation 1. Civil Air Patrol 2. combat air patrol
cap
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English cappe, from Old English cæppe, from Late Latin cappa head covering, cloak Date: before 12th century 1. a. a ...
Cap d'Antibes
geographical name cape SE France SW of Antibes
Cap de la Hague
geographical name cape NW France at tip of Cotentin Peninsula
Cap Haitien
or French Cap-Haïtien geographical name city & port N Haiti population 92,122
cap in hand
phrasal in a respectful, humble, or sometimes fearful manner
cap sleeve
noun Date: 1926 a very short sleeve (as on a dress) that hangs over the edge of the shoulder without extending along the underside of the arm
Cap Vert
geographical name — see vert (Cape)
cap-a-pie
or cap-à-pie adverb Etymology: Middle French (de) cap a pé from head to foot Date: 1523 from head to foot
cap-à-pie
adverb see cap-a-pie
Cap-de-la-Madeleine
geographical name city Canada in S Quebec on St. Lawrence River ENE of Trois-Rivières population 32,534
Cap-Haïtien
geographical name see Cap Haitien
capability
noun (plural -ties) Date: 1587 1. the quality or state of being capable; also ability 2. a feature or faculty capable of development ; potentiality 3. the facility or ...
capable
adjective Etymology: Middle French or Late Latin; Middle French capable, from Late Latin capabilis, irregular from Latin capere to take — more at heave Date: 1579 1. ...
capable de tout
foreign term Etymology: French capable of anything ; unpredictable
capableness
noun see capable
capably
adverb see capable
capacious
adjective Etymology: Latin capac-, capax capacious, capable, from Latin capere Date: 1606 containing or capable of containing a great deal Synonyms: see spacious • ...
capaciously
adverb see capacious
capaciousness
noun see capacious
capacitance
noun Etymology: capacity Date: 1893 1. a. the property of an electric nonconductor that permits the storage of energy as a result of the separation of charge that occurs ...
capacitate
transitive verb (-tated; -tating) Date: 1657 1. archaic to make capable 2. to cause (sperm) to undergo capacitation
capacitation
noun Date: 1951 the change undergone by sperm in the female reproductive tract that enables them to penetrate and fertilize an egg
capacitive
adjective see capacitance
capacitively
adverb see capacitance
capacitor
noun Date: 1925 a device giving capacitance and usually consisting of conducting plates or foils separated by thin layers of dielectric (as air or mica) with the plates on ...
capacity
I. noun (plural -ties) Etymology: Middle English capacite, from Middle French capacité, from Latin capacitat-, capacitas, from capac-, capax Date: 15th century 1. legal ...
caparison
I. noun Etymology: Middle French caparaçon, from Old Spanish caparazón Date: 1579 1. a. an ornamental covering for a horse b. decorative trappings and harness 2. ...
cape
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English cap, from Anglo-French cape, from Old Occitan cap, from Latin caput head — more at head Date: 14th century 1. a ...
Cape Breton
geographical name 1. regional municipality Canada in NE Nova Scotia on Cape Breton Island population 105,968 2. — see Breton (Cape)
Cape Breton Highlands National Park
geographical name reservation Canada in NE Nova Scotia near N end of Cape Breton Island
Cape Breton Island
geographical name island Canada in NE Nova Scotia area 3970 square miles (10,322 square kilometers)
Cape buffalo
noun Etymology: Cape of Good Hope, Africa Date: 1860 the large reddish-brown to black wild buffalo (Syncerus caffer) of sub-Saharan Africa — called also African buffalo
Cape Cod
geographical name — see cod (Cape)
Cape Cod Bay
geographical name the S end of Massachusetts Bay W of Cape Cod
Cape Cod cottage
noun Etymology: Cape Cod, Mass. Date: 1916 a compact rectangular dwelling of one or one-and-a-half stories usually with a central chimney and steep gable roof — called also ...
Cape Codder
noun see Cod, Cape
Cape Colony
geographical name see Cape of Good Hope 2
Cape Coral
geographical name city SW Florida population 102,286
Cape Fear
geographical name 1. river 202 miles (325 kilometers) central & SE North Carolina flowing SE into the Atlantic 2. — see fear (Cape)
Cape Girardeau
geographical name city SE Missouri on Mississippi River population 35,349
Cape Glossa
geographical name see Gjuhezes, Cape
Cape gooseberry
noun Etymology: Cape of Good Hope Date: 1807 any of several ground-cherries (especially Physalis peruviana) bearing edible acid berries; also its berry
Cape Horner
noun Date: 1840 a ship that voyages around Cape Horn
Cape Kennedy
geographical name see Canaveral, Cape
Cape Krusenstern National Monument
geographical name reservation NW Alaska on Chukchi Sea
Cape Linguetta
geographical name see Gjuhezes, Cape
Cape of Good Hope
geographical name 1. — see good hope (Cape of) 2. (or Cape Province) (or Kaapland) (or earlier Cape Colony) former province S Republic of South Africa capital Cape Town area ...
Cape Province
geographical name see Cape of Good Hope 2
Cape Sable
geographical name — see sable (Cape)
Cape Sable Island
geographical name island 7 miles (11 kilometers) long Canada off S coast of Nova Scotia
Cape Town
geographical name city & port, legislative capital of Republic of South Africa on Table Bay; formerly capital of Cape of Good Hope population 776,617 • Capetonian noun
Cape Verde
I. geographical name — see verde (Cape) II. geographical name country E Atlantic comprising the Cape Verde Islands; until 1975 belonged to Portugal capital Praia area 1557 ...
Cape Verde Islands
geographical name islands in the Atlantic off W Africa
Cape Verdean
adjective or noun see Cape Verde II
Cape Vert
geographical name see Vert, Cap
Cape York Peninsula
geographical name peninsula NE Australia in N Queensland having at its N tip Cape York (on Torres Strait)
Čapek
biographical name Karel 1890-1938 Czech novelist & dramatist
capelet
noun Date: 1912 a small cape usually covering the shoulders
capelin
noun Etymology: Canadian French capelan, from French, codfish, from Old Occitan, chaplain, codfish, from Medieval Latin cappellanus chaplain — more at chaplain Date: 1620 a ...
Capella
noun Etymology: Latin, literally, she-goat, from caper he-goat — more at capriole Date: 1674 a star of the first magnitude in Auriga
capellini
noun Etymology: Italian, plural of capellino, diminutive of capello hair, from Latin capillus Date: 1950 angel-hair pasta
caper
I. noun Etymology: back-formation from earlier capers (taken as a plural), from Middle English caperis, from Latin capparis, from Greek kapparis Date: 14th century 1. any of ...
capercaillie
or capercailzie noun (plural -caillie or -cailzies; also -caillies or -cailzie) Etymology: Scottish Gaelic capalcoille, literally, horse of the woods Date: 1536 a very large ...
capercailzie
noun see capercaillie
Capernaum
geographical name city of ancient Palestine on NW shore of Sea of Galilee
capeskin
noun Etymology: Cape of Good Hope, Africa Date: 1919 a light flexible leather made from sheepskins with the natural grain retained and used especially for gloves and garments
Capet
biographical name Hugh — see Hugh Capet
Capetian
adjective Etymology: Hugh Capet Date: 1836 of or relating to the French royal house that ruled from 987 to 1328 • Capetian noun
Capetonian
noun see Cape Town
capework
noun Date: 1926 the art of the bullfighter in working a bull with the cape
capful
noun Date: 1873 as much as a cap will hold
capful of wind
Date: 1719 a sudden light breeze
capias
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, literally, you should seize, from capere to take — more at heave Date: 15th century an arrest warrant
capillarity
noun (plural -ties) Date: 1830 1. the property or state of being capillary 2. the action by which the surface of a liquid where it is in contact with a solid (as in a ...
capillary
I. adjective Etymology: French or Latin; French capillaire, from Latin capillaris, from capillus hair Date: 14th century 1. a. resembling a hair especially in slender ...
capillary attraction
noun Date: 1813 the force of adhesion between a solid and a liquid in capillarity
Capistrano
or in full San Juan Capistrano geographical name city SW California SE of Los Angeles population 33,826
capital
I. noun Etymology: Middle English capitale, from Anglo-French capital, capitel, from Late Latin capitellum small head, top of column, diminutive of Latin capit-, caput head — ...
capital gain
noun Date: 1921 the increase in value of an asset (as stock or real estate) between the time it is bought and the time it is sold
capital goods
noun plural Date: 1896 capital III,1a(1), 1a(2)
capital stock
noun Date: 1709 1. the outstanding shares of a joint-stock company considered as an aggregate 2. capitalization 1d 3. stock 7c(1)

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