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Cornelius
biographical name Peter von 1783-1867 German painter
Cornell
I. biographical name Eric Allin 1961- American physicist II. biographical name Ezra 1807-1874 American financier & philanthropist III. biographical name Katharine 1893-1974 ...
corneous
adjective Etymology: Latin corneus Date: 1646 of a horny texture
corner
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French cornere, from corne horn Date: 13th century 1. a. the point where converging lines, edges, or sides meet ; angle b. ...
corner kick
noun Date: 1882 a free kick from a corner of a soccer field awarded to an attacker when a defender plays the ball out-of-bounds over the end line
cornerback
noun Date: 1955 a defensive halfback in football who defends the flank
cornered
adjective see corner I
cornerman
noun Date: 1957 1. one who plays in or near the corner: as a. cornerback b. a basketball forward 2. a boxer's second
cornerstone
noun Date: 13th century 1. a stone forming a part of a corner or angle in a wall; specifically such a stone laid at a formal ceremony 2. a basic element ; foundation
cornerways
adverb Date: 1845 diagonally
cornerwise
adverb Date: 15th century diagonally
cornet
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from diminutive of corn horn, from Latin cornu Date: 14th century 1. a valved brass instrument resembling a trumpet ...
cornetist
noun see cornet I
Corneto
geographical name — see Tarquinia
cornettist
noun see cornet I
cornfield
noun Date: 14th century a field in which corn is grown
cornflakes
noun plural Date: 1907 toasted flakes made from the coarse meal of hulled corn for use as a breakfast cereal
cornflower
noun Date: 1841 1. corn cockle 2. bachelor's button
cornflower blue
noun Date: 1907 a moderate purplish blue
Cornhusker
noun Date: circa 1948 a native or resident of Nebraska — used as a nickname
cornhusking
noun Date: 1692 a social gathering especially of farm families to husk corn
cornice
I. noun Etymology: Middle French, from Italian, frame, cornice, from Latin cornic-, cornix crow; akin to Greek korax raven — more at raven Date: 1563 1. a. the molded ...
corniche
noun Etymology: French cornice, corniche, literally, cornice, from Italian cornice Date: 1835 a road built along a coast and especially along the face of a cliff
cornichon
noun Etymology: French, gherkin, literally, little horn, diminutive of corne horn Date: 1928 a sour gherkin usually flavored with tarragon
corniculate cartilage
noun Etymology: Latin corniculatus horned, from corniculum, diminutive of cornu horn Date: circa 1909 a small nodule of yellow elastic cartilage articulating with the apex of ...
cornification
noun Etymology: Latin cornu horn Date: circa 1843 conversion into horn or a horny or keratinous substance or tissue
cornily
adverb see corny I
corniness
noun see corny I
Cornish
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English Cornysshe, from Cornwaile Cornwall, England Date: 14th century of, relating to, or characteristic of Cornwall, Cornishmen, or ...
Cornish pasty
noun Date: 1871 a filled pastry containing cooked meat and vegetables
Cornish rex
noun Usage: often capitalized R Date: 1972 any of a breed of cats with a very short soft wavy coat free of guard hairs and a small head with large ears
Cornishman
noun Date: 15th century a native or resident of Cornwall, England
cornmeal
noun Date: 1749 meal ground from corn
Corno, Monte
geographical name mountain 9560 feet (2897 meters) central Italy NE of Rome; highest in the Apennines
cornpone
adjective Date: 1972 down-home, countrified
cornrow
noun Date: 1946 1. a section of hair which is braided usually flat to the scalp 2. a hairstyle in which the hair is divided into cornrow sections arranged in rows • ...
cornstalk
noun Date: 1645 a stalk of Indian corn
cornstarch
noun Date: 1853 starch made from corn and used in foods as a thickening agent, in making corn syrup and sugars, and in the manufacture of adhesives and sizes for paper and ...
cornu
noun (plural cornua) Etymology: Latin Date: 1691 a horn-shaped anatomical part (as of the uterus) • cornual adjective
cornual
adjective see cornu
cornucopia
noun Etymology: Late Latin, from Latin cornu copiae horn of plenty Date: 1508 1. a curved goat's horn overflowing with fruit and ears of grain that is used as a decorative ...
cornucopian
adjective see cornucopia
cornuto
noun (plural -tos) Etymology: Italian, from Latin cornutus having horns, from cornu Date: 1598 cuckold
Cornwall
geographical name 1. city Canada in SE Ontario population 45,640 2. (or since 1974 Cornwall and Isles of Scilly) county SW England capital Truro area 1418 square miles (3673 ...
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly
geographical name see Cornwall 2
Cornwallis
biographical name 1st Marquis 1738-1805 Charles Cornwallis British general & statesman
corny
I. adjective (cornier; -est) Date: 14th century 1. archaic tasting strongly of malt 2. of or relating to corn 3. mawkishly old-fashioned ; tiresomely simple and ...
Coro
geographical name city NW Venezuela near coast population 124,616
corody
or corrody noun (plural -dies) Etymology: Middle English corrodie, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin corrodium Date: 15th century an allowance of provisions for ...
corolla
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, diminutive of corona Date: circa 1753 the part of a flower that consists of the separate or fused petals and constitutes the inner ...
corollary
noun (plural -laries) Etymology: Middle English corolarie, from Late Latin corollarium, from Latin, money paid for a garland, gratuity, from corolla Date: 14th century 1. a ...
corollate
adjective see corolla
coromandel
noun Etymology: Coromandel coast region, India Date: 1843 calamander
Coromandel
geographical name coast region SE India on Bay of Bengal S of the Krishna
coromandel screen
noun Usage: often capitalized C Date: 1926 a Chinese lacquered folding screen
corona
noun Etymology: Latin, garland, crown, cornice — more at crown Date: 1548 1. the projecting part of a classic cornice 2. a. a usually colored circle often seen around ...
Corona
geographical name city SW California E of Los Angeles population 124,966
Corona Australis
noun Etymology: New Latin (genitive Coronae Australis), literally, southern crown Date: 1594 a southern constellation adjoining Sagittarius on the south
Corona Borealis
noun Etymology: New Latin (genitive Coronae Borealis), literally, northern crown Date: 1615 a northern constellation between Hercules and Boötes
corona radiata
noun (plural coronae radiatae) Etymology: New Latin, literally, crown with rays Date: 1892 the zone of small follicular cells immediately surrounding the ovum in the graafian ...
coronach
noun Etymology: Scottish Gaelic corranach & Irish coránach Date: 1530 a funeral dirge sung or played on the bagpipes in Scotland and Ireland
Coronado
I. biographical name Francisco Vásquez de circa 1510-1554 Spanish explorer & conquistador II. geographical name city SW California on San Diego Bay opposite San Diego ...
coronagraph
also coronograph noun Date: 1885 a telescope for observation of the sun's corona
coronal
I. noun also coronel Etymology: Middle English coronal, from Anglo-French, from Latin coronalis of a crown, from corona Date: 14th century a circlet for the head usually ...
coronal suture
noun Date: 1615 a suture extending across the skull between the parietal and frontal bones
coronary
I. adjective Date: 1610 1. of, relating to, resembling, or being a crown or coronal 2. of, relating to, or being the coronary arteries or veins of the heart; broadly of or ...
coronary artery
noun Date: 1741 either of two arteries that arise one from the left and one from the right side of the aorta immediately above the semilunar valves and supply the tissues of ...
coronary artery disease
noun see coronary heart disease
coronary heart disease
noun Date: 1949 a condition and especially one caused by atherosclerosis that reduces blood flow through the coronary arteries to the heart and typically results in chest pain ...
coronary occlusion
noun Date: 1946 the partial or complete blocking (as by a thrombus, by spasm, or by sclerosis) of a coronary artery
coronary sinus
noun Date: 1831 a venous channel that is derived from the sinus venosus, is continuous with the largest of the cardiac veins, receives most of the blood from the walls of the ...
coronary thrombosis
noun Date: 1926 the blocking of a coronary artery of the heart by a thrombus
coronary vein
noun Date: 1686 any of several veins that drain the tissues of the heart and empty into the coronary sinus
coronate
transitive verb (-nated; -nating) Etymology: Latin coronatus, past participle of coronare to crown, from corona Date: circa 1623 crown 1a
coronation
noun Etymology: Middle English coronacion, from Anglo-French, from coroner to crown Date: 14th century the act or occasion of crowning; also accession to the highest office
coronavirus
noun Etymology: New Latin, from corona + virus Date: 1968 any of a family (Coronaviridae) of single-stranded RNA viruses having a lipid envelope studded with club-shaped ...
coronel
noun see coronal I
coroner
noun Etymology: Middle English, an officer of the crown, from Anglo-French, from corone crown, from Latin corona Date: 15th century a public officer whose principal duty is to ...
coronet
noun Etymology: Middle French coronette, from Old French coronete, from corone Date: 15th century 1. a small or lesser crown usually signifying a rank below that of a ...
coronograph
noun see coronagraph
Corot
biographical name (Jean-Baptiste-) Camille 1796-1875 French painter
corotate
intransitive verb Date: 1962 to rotate in conjunction with or at the same rate as another rotating body • corotation noun
corotation
noun see corotate
Corozal
geographical name city N central Puerto Rico population 36,867
corp
abbreviation 1. corporal 2. corporation
corpora
plural of corpus
corporal
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin corporale, from Latin, neuter of corporalis; from the doctrine that the bread of the Eucharist becomes ...
corporal's guard
noun Date: 1832 1. the small detachment commanded by a corporal 2. a small group
corporality
noun (plural -ties) Date: 14th century the quality or state of being or having a body or a material or physical existence
corporally
adverb see corporal II
corporate
adjective Etymology: Latin corporatus, past participle of corporare to make into a body, from corpor-, corpus Date: 1512 1. a. formed into an association and endowed by law ...
corporate-wide
adjective Date: 1974 extending throughout or involving an entire corporation
corporately
adverb see corporate
corporation
noun Date: 15th century 1. a. a group of merchants or traders united in a trade guild b. the municipal authorities of a town or city 2. a body formed and authorized by ...
corporatism
noun Date: 1890 the organization of a society into industrial and professional corporations serving as organs of political representation and exercising some control over ...
corporatist
adjective see corporatism
corporative
adjective Date: 1833 1. of or relating to a corporation 2. of or relating to corporatism
corporativism
noun Date: 1930 corporatism
corporatization
noun see corporatize
corporatize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1974 to subject to corporate ownership or control • corporatization noun
corporator
noun Date: 1784 a corporation organizer, member, or stockholder
corporeal
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin corporeus of the body, from corpor-, corpus Date: 15th century 1. having, consisting of, or relating to a physical material ...
corporeality
noun (plural -ties) Date: 1651 corporeal existence
corporeally
adverb see corporeal
corporealness
noun see corporeal
corporeity
noun (plural -ties) Date: 1610 the quality or state of having or being a body ; materiality
corposant
noun Etymology: Portuguese corpo-santo, literally, holy body Date: circa 1595 Saint Elmo's fire
corps
noun (plural corps) Etymology: French, from Old French cors, from Latin corpus body Date: 1707 1. a. an organized subdivision of the military establishment b. a ...
corps d'elite
noun (plural corps d'elite) Etymology: French corps d'élite Date: 1832 1. a body of picked troops 2. a group of the best people in a category
corps de ballet
noun (plural corps de ballet) Etymology: French Date: 1818 the ensemble of a ballet company
corpse
noun Etymology: Middle English corps, from Anglo-French cors, corps, from Latin corpus Date: 13th century 1. archaic a human or animal body whether living or dead 2. a. ...
corpsman
noun Date: 1901 1. an enlisted man trained to give first aid and minor medical treatment 2. a member of a government-sponsored service corps
corpulence
noun Date: 1547 the state of being corpulent
corpulency
noun (plural -cies) Date: 1577 corpulence
corpulent
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin corpulentus, from corpus Date: 14th century having a large bulky body ; obese • corpulently adverb
corpulently
adverb see corpulent
corpus
noun (plural corpora) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin Date: 15th century 1. the body of a human or animal especially when dead 2. a. the main part or body of a ...
corpus allatum
noun (plural corpora allata) Etymology: New Latin, literally, applied body Date: 1947 one of a pair of separate or fused bodies in many insects that are sometimes closely ...
corpus callosum
noun (plural corpora callosa) Etymology: New Latin, literally, callous body Date: 1677 the great band of commissural fibers uniting the cerebral hemispheres of higher mammals ...
corpus cardiacum
noun (plural corpora cardiaca) Etymology: New Latin, literally, cardiac body Date: 1960 one of a pair of separate or fused bodies of nervous tissue in many insects that lie ...
Corpus Christi
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin, literally, body of Christ Date: 14th century the Thursday after Trinity observed as a Roman Catholic festival in ...
corpus delicti
noun (plural corpora delicti) Etymology: New Latin, literally, body of the crime Date: 1818 1. the substantial and fundamental fact necessary to prove the commission of a ...
corpus luteum
noun (plural corpora lutea) Etymology: New Latin, literally, yellowish body Date: 1788 a yellowish mass of progesterone-secreting endocrine tissue that forms immediately after ...
corpus striatum
noun (plural corpora striata) Etymology: New Latin, literally, striated body Date: 1851 either of a pair of masses of nervous tissue within the brain that contain two large ...
corpuscle
noun Etymology: Latin corpusculum, diminutive of corpus Date: 1660 1. a minute particle 2. a. a living cell; especially one (as a red or white blood cell or a cell in ...
corpuscular
adjective see corpuscle
corr
abbreviation 1. correct; corrected; correction 2. correspondence; correspondent; corresponding 3. corrupt; corruption
corrade
verb (corraded; corrading) Etymology: Latin corradere to scrape together, from com- + radere to scrape — more at rodent Date: 1646 transitive verb to wear away by ...
corral
I. noun Etymology: Spanish, from Vulgar Latin *currale enclosure for vehicles, from Latin currus cart, from currere to run — more at car Date: 1582 1. a pen or enclosure ...
corrasion
noun see corrade
corrasive
adjective see corrade
correct
I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Latin correctus, past participle of corrigere, from com- + regere to lead straight — more at right Date: 14th century 1. ...
correctable
adjective see correct I
corrected time
noun Date: circa 1891 a boat's elapsed time less its time allowance in yacht racing
correction
noun Date: 14th century 1. the action or an instance of correcting: as a. amendment, rectification b. rebuke, punishment c. a bringing into conformity with a standard ...
correction fluid
noun Date: 1968 a liquid used to paint over typing or writing errors
correctional
adjective see correction
correctitude
noun Etymology: blend of correct and rectitude Date: 1893 correctness or propriety of conduct
corrective
adjective Date: 1531 intended to correct • corrective noun • correctively adverb
correctively
adverb see corrective
correctly
adverb see correct II
correctness
noun see correct II
corrector
noun see correct I
Correggio
biographical name 1494-1534 Antonio Allegri da Correggio Italian painter
Corregidor
geographical name island N Philippines at entrance to Manila Bay area about 2 square miles (5 square kilometers)
correlatable
adjective see correlate II
correlate
I. noun Etymology: back-formation from correlation Date: 1643 1. either of two things so related that one directly implies or is complementary to the other (as husband and ...
correlation
noun Etymology: Medieval Latin correlation-, correlatio, from Latin com- + relation-, relatio relation Date: 1561 1. the state or relation of being correlated; specifically a ...
correlation coefficient
noun Date: 1895 a number or function that indicates the degree of correlation between two sets of data or between two random variables and that is equal to their covariance ...
correlational
adjective see correlation
correlative
adjective Date: 1530 1. naturally related ; corresponding 2. reciprocally related 3. regularly used together but typically not adjacent • correlative noun • ...
correlatively
adverb see correlative
correlator
noun see correlate II
correspond
intransitive verb Etymology: Middle French or Medieval Latin; Middle French correspondre, from Medieval Latin correspondēre, from Latin com- + respondēre to respond Date: ...
correspondence
noun Date: 15th century 1. a. the agreement of things with one another b. a particular similarity c. a relation between sets in which each member of one set is ...
correspondence course
noun Date: 1902 a course offered by a correspondence school
correspondence school
noun Date: 1889 a school that teaches nonresident students by mailing them lessons and exercises which upon completion are returned to the school for grading
correspondency
noun (plural -cies) Date: 1589 correspondence
correspondent
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French or Medieval Latin; Middle French, from Medieval Latin correspondent-, correspondens, present participle of ...
corresponding
adjective Date: 1579 1. a. having or participating in the same relationship (as kind, degree, position, correspondence, or function) especially with regard to the same or ...
corresponding angles
noun plural Date: 1784 any pair of angles each of which is on the same side of one of two lines cut by a transversal and on the same side of the transversal
correspondingly
adverb see corresponding
corresponsive
adjective Date: 1606 mutually responsive
corrida
noun Etymology: Spanish, literally, act of running Date: 1802 bullfight
corridor
noun Etymology: Middle French, from Italian dialect (N Italy) corridore, from correre to run, from Latin currere — more at car Date: 1719 1. a. a passageway (as in a ...
corrie
noun Etymology: Scottish Gaelic coire, literally, kettle Date: 1795 cirque 3
Corriedale
noun Etymology: Corriedale, ranch in New Zealand Date: 1902 any of a breed of rather large usually hornless sheep developed in New Zealand and raised for mutton and wool
Corrientes
geographical name city NE Argentina population 267,742
corrigendum
noun (plural corrigenda) Etymology: Latin, neuter of corrigendus, gerundive of corrigere to correct Date: 1823 an error in a printed work discovered after printing and shown ...
corrigibility
noun see corrigible
corrigible
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Medieval Latin corrigibilis, from Latin corrigere Date: 15th century capable of being set right ; reparable ...
corrival
noun Etymology: Middle French, from Latin corrivalis, from com- + rivalis rival Date: 1579 rival, competitor • corrival adjective
corroborant
adjective Date: 1626 archaic having an invigorating effect — used of a medicine
corroborate
transitive verb (-rated; -rating) Etymology: Latin corroboratus, past participle of corroborare, from com- + robor-, robur strength Date: 1529 to support with evidence or ...
corroboration
noun see corroborate
corroborative
adjective see corroborate
corroborator
noun see corroborate
corroboratory
adjective see corroborate
corroboree
noun Etymology: Dharuk (Australian aboriginal language of the Port Jackson area) garaabara Date: 1811 1. a nocturnal festivity with songs and symbolic dances by which the ...
corrode
verb (corroded; corroding) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin corrodere to gnaw to pieces, from com- + rodere to gnaw — more at rodent Date: 14th century transitive verb ...
corrodible
adjective see corrode
corrody
variant of corody
corrosion
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin corrosion-, corrosio act of gnawing, from Latin corrodere Date: 14th century 1. the action, process, or effect of corroding 2. ...
corrosive
adjective Date: 14th century 1. tending or having the power to corrode 2. bitingly sarcastic • corrosive noun • corrosively adverb • corrosiveness noun
corrosive sublimate
noun Date: circa 1747 mercuric chloride
corrosively
adverb see corrosive
corrosiveness
noun see corrosive
corrugate
verb (-gated; -gating) Etymology: Latin corrugatus, past participle of corrugare, from com- + ruga wrinkle; probably akin to Lithuanian raukas wrinkle — more at rough Date: ...
corrugated
adjective Date: 1590 having corrugations ; also made of corrugated material (as cardboard)
corrugation
noun Date: 1528 1. the act of corrugating 2. a ridge or groove of a surface that has been corrugated
corrupt
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Latin corruptus, past participle of corrumpere, from com- + rumpere to break — more at reave Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. ...
corrupter
noun see corrupt I
corruptibility
noun see corrupt I
corruptible
adjective see corrupt I
corruptibly
adverb see corrupt I
corruptio optimi pessima
foreign term Etymology: Latin the corruption of the best is the worst of all
corruption
noun Date: 14th century 1. a. impairment of integrity, virtue, or moral principle ; depravity b. decay, decomposition c. inducement to wrong by improper or unlawful ...
corruption of blood
Date: 1563 the effect of an attainder which bars a person from inheriting, retaining, or transmitting any estate, rank, or title
corruptionist
noun Date: 1810 one who practices or defends corruption especially in politics
corruptive
adjective Date: 15th century producing or tending to produce corruption • corruptively adverb
corruptively
adverb see corruptive
corruptly
adverb see corrupt II
corruptness
noun see corrupt II
corruptor
noun see corrupt I
corsage
noun Etymology: French, bust, bodice, from Old French, bust, from cors body, from Latin corpus Date: 1830 1. the waist or bodice of a dress 2. an arrangement of flowers ...
corsair
noun Etymology: Middle French & Old Italian; Middle French corsaire pirate, from Old Occitan corsari, from Old Italian corsaro, from Medieval Latin cursarius, from Latin cursus ...
corse
noun Etymology: Middle English cors, from Anglo-French Date: 13th century archaic corpse
Corse
geographical name see Corsica
corselet
noun Date: 1563 1. (or corslet) [Middle French, diminutive of cors body, bodice] a piece of armor covering the trunk 2. (or corselette) [from Corselette, a trademark] an ...
corselette
noun see corselet 2
corset
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, diminutive of cors Date: 13th century 1. a usually close-fitting and often laced medieval jacket 2. a woman's ...
corsetiere
noun Etymology: French corsetière, feminine of corsetier, from corset Date: 1848 one who makes, fits, or sells corsets, girdles, or brassieres
corsetry
noun Date: 1904 underwear (as corsets, girdles, and brassieres) meant to shape a woman's body
Corsica
or French Corse geographical name island France in the Mediterranean N of Sardinia area 3360 square miles (8702 square kilometers), population 250,634 • Corsican adjective ...
Corsican
adjective or noun see Corsica
Corsicana
geographical name city NE central Texas population 24,485
corslet
noun see corselet 1
cortege
also cortège noun Etymology: French cortège, from Italian corteggio, from corteggiare to court, from corte court, from Latin cohort-, cohors enclosure — more at court Date: ...
cortège
noun see cortege
Cortés
biographical name Hernán or Hernando 1485-1547 Spanish conquistador
cortex
noun (plural cortices or cortexes) Etymology: Latin cortic-, cortex bark — more at cuirass Date: 1677 1. a. (1) the outer or superficial part of an organ or bodily ...
cortical
adjective Date: 1671 1. of, relating to, or consisting of cortex 2. involving or resulting from the action or condition of the cerebral cortex • cortically adverb
cortically
adverb see cortical
cortico-
combining form cortex
corticoid
noun Date: 1941 corticosteroid • corticoid adjective
corticosteroid
noun Date: 1944 any of various adrenal-cortex steroids (as corticosterone, cortisone, and aldosterone) used medically especially as anti-inflammatory agents — compare ...
corticosterone
noun Date: 1937 a colorless crystalline corticosteroid C21H30O4 that is important in protein and carbohydrate metabolism
corticotrophin
noun see corticotropin
corticotropin
also corticotrophin noun Date: 1946 ACTH; also a preparation of ACTH that is used especially in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and rheumatic fever
Cortina
or Cortina d'Ampezzo geographical name resort village N Italy in the Dolomites
Cortina d'Ampezzo
geographical name see Cortina
cortisol
noun Etymology: cortisone + 1-ol Date: 1951 a glucocorticoid C21H30O5 produced by the adrenal cortex upon stimulation by ACTH that mediates various metabolic processes (as ...
cortisone
noun Etymology: alteration of corticosterone Date: 1949 a glucocorticoid C21H28O5 of the adrenal cortex used in synthetic form especially as an anti-inflammatory agent (as for ...
Cortland
noun Etymology: probably from Cortland Co., New York Date: 1935 a juicy apple having red skin and crisp mildly tart white flesh
Cortona
geographical name commune central Italy NW of Perugia population 22,352
corundum
noun Etymology: Tamil kuruntam; akin to Sanskrit kuruvinda ruby Date: 1804 a very hard mineral that consists of aluminum oxide occurring in massive and crystalline forms, ...
Corunna
geographical name — see la coruna
coruscant
adjective Date: 15th century shining, glittering
coruscate
intransitive verb (-cated; -cating) Etymology: Latin coruscatus, past participle of coruscare to flash Date: 1705 1. to give off or reflect light in bright beams or flashes ; ...
coruscation
noun Date: 15th century 1. glitter, sparkle 2. a flash of wit
Corvallis
geographical name city W Oregon SW of Salem population 49,322
corvée
noun Etymology: French, from Medieval Latin corrogata, from Latin, feminine of corrogatus, past participle of corrogare to collect, requisition, from com- + rogare to ask — ...
corves
plural of corf
corvette
noun Etymology: French, from Middle French, probably from Middle Dutch corf, a kind of ship, literally, basket — more at corf Date: 1636 1. a warship ranking in the old ...
corvid
noun Etymology: New Latin Corvidae, from Corvus, genus name, from Latin, raven Date: circa 1909 any of a family (Corvidae) of stout-billed passerine birds including the crows, ...
corvina
noun Etymology: American Spanish, from Spanish — more at corbina Date: 1787 any of several marine bony fishes (genus Cynoscion of the family Sciaenidae) of the Pacific coast ...
corvine
adjective Etymology: Latin corvinus, from corvus raven — more at raven Date: circa 1656 of or relating to the crows ; resembling a crow
Corvus
noun Etymology: Latin (genitive Corvi), literally, raven Date: 1658 a small constellation adjoining Virgo on the south
Corybant
noun (plural Corybants or Corybantes) Etymology: Middle French Corybante, from Latin Corybas, from Greek Korybas Date: 14th century one of the attendants or priests of Cybele ...
cothurn
noun see cothurnus
cothurnus
noun (plural cothurni) Etymology: Latin, from Greek kothornos Date: 1606 1. a high thick-soled laced boot worn by actors in Greek and Roman tragic drama — called also ...
cotidal
adjective Date: 1833 indicating equality in the tides or a coincidence in the time of high or low tide
cotillion
also cotillon noun Etymology: French cotillon, literally, petticoat, from Old French, from cote coat Date: 1728 1. a ballroom dance for couples that resembles the quadrille ...
cotillon
noun see cotillion
cotinine
noun Etymology: probably anagram of nicotine Date: 1893 an alkaloid C10H12N2O that is the principal metabolite of nicotine
cotoneaster
noun Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from Latin cotoneum quince + New Latin -aster Date: 1796 any of a genus (Cotoneaster) of Old World flowering shrubs of the rose family
Cotonou
geographical name city & port S Benin; former capital of Dahomey population 449,000
Cotopaxi
geographical name volcano 19,347 feet (5897 meters) N central Ecuador
cotquean
noun Etymology: 1cot + quean Date: 1547 1. archaic a coarse masculine woman 2. archaic a man who busies himself with women's work or affairs
Cotswold
noun Etymology: Cotswold Hills, England Date: circa 1658 any of an English breed of large long-wooled sheep
Cotswold Hills
geographical name range of hills SW central England in Gloucestershire; highest point Cleeve Cloud 1031 feet (314 meters)
cotta
noun Etymology: Medieval Latin, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German kozza coarse mantle — more at coat Date: 1848 a waist-length surplice
cottage
noun Etymology: Middle English cotage, from Anglo-French, from Middle English cot — more at cot Date: 14th century 1. the dwelling of a farm laborer or small farmer 2. a ...
cottage cheese
noun Date: 1848 a bland soft white cheese made from the curds of skim milk — called also Dutch cheese, pot cheese, smearcase
cottage curtains
noun plural Date: 1943 a double set of upper and lower straight-hanging window curtains

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