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Canadian Shield See Laurentian Plateau. * * *
/keuh nuy"gree/, n. a plant, Rumex hymenosepalus, of the buckwheat family, found from Oklahoma to California, having clustered, tuberous roots that yield tannin. [1875-80, Amer.; ...
/keuh nayl"/; Fr. /kann nah"yeu/, n. riffraff; rabble. [1670-80; < F < It canaglia pack of dogs, equiv. to can(e) dog ( < L canis) + -aglia collective suffix] * * *
Çanak, Treaty of
▪ United Kingdom-Ottoman Empire [1809] Çanak also spelled  Chanak,  also called  Treaty Of The Dardanelles        (Jan. 5, 1809), pact signed between the Ottoman ...
▪ Turkey  city, northwestern Turkey, at the mouth of Koca River (the ancient Rhodius River), on the Asian side of the Dardanelles. Originally a 15th-century Ottoman fortress ...
/keuh nal"/, n., v., canalled or canaled, canalling or canaling. n. 1. an artificial waterway for navigation, irrigation, etc. 2. a long narrow arm of the sea penetrating far ...
canal ray
Physics. See positive ray. [1900-05] * * *
canal rays
canal rays n. Physics rays of positive ions passing through openings in the cathode of a vacuum tube * * *
Canal Zone
a zone in central Panama, crossing the Isthmus of Panama on both sides of the Panama Canal: governed by the U.S. from 1903 until 1979, when most of the zone was returned to ...
canalboat [kə nal′bōt΄] n. a freight-carrying boat, usually long and narrow, used on canals: also canal boat * * *
Canalejas, José
▪ prime minister of Spain in full  José Canalejas y Méndez  born July 31, 1854, El Ferrol, Spain died November 12, 1912, Madrid       Spanish statesman and prime ...
/kan'l et"oh/; It. /kah'nah let"taw/, n. 1. Antonio /ahn taw"nyaw/, (Canale), 1697-1768, Italian painter. 2. See Bellotto, Bernardo. * * * orig. Giovanni Antonio Canal born ...
See canaliculus. * * *
canaliculate [kan΄ə lik′yo͞olərkan΄ə lik′yo͞o lit, kan΄ə lik′yo͞olāt΄] adj. 〚L canaliculatus: see CANALICULUS〛 Biol. having a groove or grooves: also ...
—canalicular, canaliculate /kan'l ik"yeuh lit, -yeuh layt'/, canaliculated, adj. —canaliculation /kan'l ik'yeuh lay"sheuhn/, n. /kan'l ik"yeuh leuhs/, n., pl. canaliculi ...
/keuh nal'euh zay"sheuhn, kan'l-/, n. 1. the formation of canals; the act of canalizing. 2. Biol. the development of an organism along relatively predictable pathways despite ...
/kan"l uyz', keuh nal"uyz/, v.t., canalized, canalizing. 1. to make a canal or canals through. 2. to convert into a canal. 3. to divide (a stream) into reaches with locks or ...
/keuh nal"euhr, -naw"leuhr/, n. 1. a freight boat built for use on canals. 2. a worker on a canal boat, esp. one that formerly plied the Erie Canal. [1860-65; CANAL + -ER1] * * *
Britain’s canals (= man-made channels of water for boats to travel along) were built in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, at the start of the Industrial Revolution. They ...
canals and inland waterways
▪ waterway Introduction       natural or artificial waterways used for navigation, crop irrigation, water supply, or drainage.       Despite modern technological ...
Ca·nal Zone (kə-nălʹ) also Pan·a·ma Canal Zone (pănʹə-mä') Abbr. CZ A strip of land, about 16 km (10 mi) wide, across the Isthmus of Panama. Formerly administered by ...
/kan'euhn day"gweuh/, n. a town in central New York. 10,419. * * *
Can·an·dai·gua Lake (kăn'ən-dāʹgwə) A glacial lake of west-central New York. One of the Finger Lakes, it is in a popular resort area. * * *
—Cananean, n. /kan'euh nee"euh, -nay"euh/; Sp. /kah'nah ne"ah/, n. a city in N Mexico: copper mining and smelting. 21,824. * * *
/kan"euh pee, -pay'/; Fr. /kann nann pay"/, n., pl. canapés /-peez, -payz'/; Fr. /-pay"/. 1. a thin piece of bread or toast or a cracker spread or topped with cheese, caviar, ...
/keuh nahr"euh, kah"neuhr euh/, n. Kanara. * * *
/keuh nahrd"/; Fr. /kann nannrdd"/, n., pl. canards /-nahrdz"/; Fr. /-nannrdd"/. 1. a false or baseless, usually derogatory story, report, or rumor. 2. Cookery. a duck intended ...
/kah'neuh reez", -rees", kan'euh-/, adj., n., pl. Canarese. Kanarese. * * *
Ca·na·ri·as (kä-nä-rēʹäs), Islas See Canary Islands. * * *
Canaries Current
an ocean current of the North Atlantic flowing southward past Spain and North Africa. * * *
Canaris, Wilhelm
▪ German admiral born Jan. 1, 1887, Aplerbeck, Westphalia, Ger. died April 9, 1945, Flossenbürg concentration camp, Bavaria       German admiral, head of military ...
Canaris, Wilhelm (Franz)
born Jan. 1, 1887, Aplerbeck, Westphalia, Ger. died April 9, 1945, Flossenbürg concentration camp, Bavaria German naval officer. Under Adolf Hitler, Canaris became head of ...
/keuh nair"ee/, n., pl. canaries, adj. n. 1. any of several Old World finches of the genus Serinus, esp. S. canaria (common canary), native to the Canary Islands and often kept ...
canary creeper
▪ plant also called  Canarybird Flower, Canarybird Vine, or Canary Nasturtium   (species Tropaeolum peregrinum), annual climbing herb, of the family Tropaeolaceae, native ...
Canary Current
▪ Atlantic Ocean also called  Canaries Current,         part of a clockwise-setting ocean-current system in the North Atlantic Ocean. It branches south from the North ...
canary grass
any of various grasses of the genus Phalaris, as P. canariensis, native to the Canary Islands, bearing seed used as food for cage birds, or P. arundinacea (reed canary grass), ...
Canary Islands
—Canarian, adj., n. a group of mountainous islands in the Atlantic Ocean, near the NW coast of Africa, comprising two provinces of Spain. 1,138,801; 2894 sq. mi. (7495 sq. km). ...
canary seed
birdseed. [1590-1600] * * *
Canary Wharf
part of the Docklands area of east London, England, where modern offices were built in the 1980s. The Canary Wharf tower, where several newspapers have their offices, is the ...
Canary Wharf tower
➡ Canary Wharf * * *
canary yellow
canary (def. 2). [1860-65] * * *
ca·nar·y-bird flower (kə-nârʹē-bûrd') n. A Peruvian climbing plant (Tropaeolum peregrinum) cultivated for its showy, spurred yellow flowers. Also called canary-bird ...
canarybird flower
/keuh nair"ee berrd'/ a nasturtium, Tropaeolum peregrinum, of Peru, having round, deeply lobed leaves and yellow flowers. Also called canarybird vine. [1815-25; CANARY + BIRD] * ...
canary grass n. 1. An annual Mediterranean grass (Phalaris canariensis) having grains used as food for caged birds, such as canaries. 2. Any of several related grasses, such as ...
Ca·nar·y Islands (kə-nârʹē) In Spanish Is·las Ca·na·ri·as (ēsʹläs kä-nä-rēʹäs). A group of Spanish islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the northwest coast of ...
/keuh nas"teuh/, n. Cards. a variety of rummy in which the main object is to meld sets of seven or more cards. [1945-50; < Sp: lit., basket, appar. var. of canastro < Gk ...
Canastra Mountains
▪ mountains, Brazil Portuguese  Serra Da Canastra         mountain range on the Planalto Central (Brazilian Highlands) in western Minas Gerais estado (state), ...
/keuh nav"euhr euhl/, n. Cape, a cape on an island in E Florida: site of John F. Kennedy Space Center. Formerly (1963-73), Cape Kennedy. * * *
Canaveral, Cape
Cape, eastern Florida, U.S. It is the location of NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center and the launch site of U.S. spaceflights, which included the first U.S. manned spaceflight ...
Ca·nav·er·al (kə-năvʹər-əl, -năvʹrəl), Cape Formerly (1963-1973) Cape Ken·ne·dy (kĕnʹĭ-dē). A sandy promontory extending into the Atlantic Ocean from a barrier ...
/kan"ber euh, -beuhr euh/, n. a city in and the capital of Australia, in the SE part, in the Australian Capital Territory. 219,331 (with suburbs). * * * City (pop., 2001: metro. ...
/kan"bee/, n. Henry Seidel /suyd"l/, 1878-1961, U.S. author and critic. * * *
Canby, Vincent
▪ 2001       American journalist (b. July 27, 1924, Chicago, Ill.—d. Oct. 15, 2000, New York, N.Y.), as senior film critic for the New York Times, delivered thousands ...
canc abbrev. canceled * * *
1. cancel. 2. canceled. 3. cancellation. * * *
/kan"kan'/, n. a lively high kicking dance that came into vogue about 1830 in Paris and after 1844 was used as an exhibition dance. [1840-50; < F, repetitive compound (based on ...
—cancelable; esp. Brit., cancellable, adj. —canceler; esp. Brit., canceller, n. /kan"seuhl/, v., canceled, canceling or (esp. Brit.) cancelled, cancelling, n. v.t. 1. to make ...
See cancel. * * *
can·ce·la·tion (kăn'sə-lāʹshən) n. Variant of cancellation. * * *
canceled check
a check that has been redeemed by a bank and then usually returned to the issuer. * * *
See cancelable. * * *
cancellaresca corsiva
▪ calligraphy also called  cancellaresca,  littera da brevi , or  chancery cursive   in calligraphy, script that in the 16th century became the vehicle of the New ...
/kan"seuh layt', -lit/, adj. 1. Anat. of spongy or porous structure, as bone. 2. reticulate. Also, cancellated /kan"seuh lay'tid/. [1655-65; < L cancellatus. See CANCEL, -ATE1] * ...
/kan'seuh lay"sheuhn/, n. 1. an act of canceling. 2. the marks or perforations made in canceling. 3. something canceled, as a reservation for a hotel room, airplane ticket, ...
cancellation law
a mathematical rule pertaining to certain algebraic structures, as an integral domain or a field, that allows cancellation of a nonzero common factor of two equivalent ...
/kan"seuh leuhs/, adj. Anat. cancellate (def. 1). [1830-40; < L cancell(us) lattice (see CANCELLUS) + -OUS] * * *
cancellous bone
▪ anatomy also called  trabecular bone  or  spongy bone   light, porous bone enclosing numerous large spaces that give a honeycombed or spongy appearance. The bone ...
/kan sel"euhs/, n., pl. cancelli /-sel"uy, -sel"ee/. Archit. 1. (in an early Christian basilica) one of a row of bars separating the clergy and sometimes the choir from the ...
—cancerous, adj. —cancered, adj. —cancerously, adv. —cancerousness, n. /kan"seuhr/, n., gen. Cancri /kang"kree/ for 3. 1. Pathol. a. a malignant and invasive growth or ...
Cancer and Capricorn, Tropics of
▪ geography       latitudes approximately 23°27′ N and 23°27′ S of the terrestrial Equator, respectively. These latitudes correspond to the northernmost and ...
cancer gene
oncogene. [1975-80] * * *
cancer stick
Slang. a cigarette. [1965-70] * * *
/kan"seuh rayt'/, v.i., cancerated, cancerating. to become cancerous; develop into cancer. [1680-90; < LL canceratus cancerous. See CANCER, -ATE1] * * *
/kan'seuh ray"sheuhn/, n. the state of becoming cancerous. Also, cancerization /kan'seuhri zay"sheuhn/. [1725-35; CANCERATE + -ION] * * *
cancer family n. A group of blood relatives in which cancer has occurred. The cause may be genetic, as in familial cancer, or common exposure to a carcinogenic or oncogenic ...
Can·cer·i·an (kăn-sĕrʹē-ən) n. One who is born under the sign of Cancer.   Can·cerʹi·an adj. * * *
See cancer. * * *
/kan"seuhr rooht', -root'/, n. any parasitic plant of the genus Orobanche, esp. O. uniflora, of North America, having pale, leafless stalks bearing a single white or purplish ...
/kahn"cheuh/, n. a court for playing jai alai. Cf. frontis, rebote (def. 1). [ < Sp: court, sports field, cockpit < Quechua kancha corral] * * *
▪ Guinea-Bissau formerly  Teixeira Pinto        town located in northwestern Guinea-Bissau. Canchungo lies between the Cacheu and Mansôa rivers in an area of ...
/kahn thyawn", -syawn"/, n., pl. canciones /-thyaw"nes, -syaw"-/. Spanish. song. * * *
▪ Portuguese literature       (Portuguese: “songbook”), collection of Portuguese lyrics (cantigas (cantiga)) dating from the 12th century. The earliest examples of ...
/kang"krin/, adj. Pros. reading the same backwards as forwards: a cancrine line. Cf. palindrome. [1745-55; < L cancr- (s. of cancer) CANCER + -INE1] * * *
▪ mineral       rare feldspathoid mineral, an aluminosilicate that contains sodium and calcium carbonate and occurs as an alteration product of nepheline and feldspar in ...
/kang"kroyd/, adj. 1. Pathol. resembling a cancer, as certain tumors. 2. Zool. resembling a crab. n. 3. Pathol. a form of cancer of the skin. [1820-30; < L cancr- (s. of cancer) ...
/kan koohn"/; Sp. /kahng koohn"/, n. an island off NE Quintana Roo territory, on the Yucatán Peninsula, in SE Mexico: beach resort. * * * City (pop., 2000: 397,191) and island ...
/kan"dis, kan"deuh see', kan day"see/, n. a female given name: from a Greek word meaning "glowing." * * *
▪ caste       class of people in India generally considered to be outcastes and untouchables. According to the ancient law code the Manu-smṛti, the class originated ...
Candar Dynasty
▪ Turkish dynasty , also called  İsfendiyar,         Turkmen dynasty (c. 1290–1461) that ruled in the Kastamonu-Sinop region of northern Anatolia (now in ...
/kan dee"leuh/, n. Optics. a unit of luminous intensity, defined as the luminous intensity of a source that emits monochromatic radiation of frequency 540 × 1012 hertz and that ...
Candela, Felix
born Jan. 27, 1910, Madrid, Spain died Dec. 7, 1997, Durham, N.C., U.S. Spanish Mexican engineer and architect. He immigrated to Mexico in 1939 and began to design and ...
/kan'dl ah"breuh, -dl ay"-/, n., pl. candelabras for 2. 1. a pl. of candelabrum. 2. a candelabrum. * * *
/kan'dl ah"breuhm, -dl ay"-/, n., pl. candelabra /-breuh/, candelabrums. an ornamental branched holder for more than one candle. [1805-15; < L candelabrum candlestick, equiv. to ...
/kan'dl ee"euh/, n. a shrub, Euphorbia antisyphilitica, of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, that is the source of a wax (candelilla wax) having various commercial ...
candelilla wax
      hard, yellowish tan to brown wax found as a coating on candelilla shrubs, Euphorbia antisyphilitica or Euphorbia cerifera, which grow wild in northern Mexico and ...
/kan"deuhnt/, adj. glowing with heat; being at a white heat. [1570-80; < L candent- (s. of candens, prp. of candere to be shining white), equiv. to cand- bright (see CANDID) + ...
can·des·cence (kăn-dĕsʹəns) n. The state of being white hot; incandescence.   [From Latin candēscēns, candēscent- present participle of candēscere inchoative of ...
—candescence, n. —candescently, adv. /kan des"euhnt/, adj. glowing; incandescent. [1815-25; < L candescent- (s. of candescens, prp. of candescere to become bright), equiv. to ...
See candescent. * * *
▪ Hindu goddess also called  Caṇḍikā,         demon-destroying form of the Hindu goddess Śakti, particularly popular in eastern India. She is known by various ...
/kan"dee euh/, n. 1. Greek, Herakleion. a seaport in N Crete. 77,506. 2. Crete. * * *
/kan"dis, kan"deuh see'/, n. a female given name. * * *
—candidly, adv. —candidness, n. /kan"did/, adj. 1. frank; outspoken; open and sincere: a candid critic. 2. free from reservation, disguise, or subterfuge; straightforward: a ...
candid camera
a small, handy camera, esp. one having a fast lens for informal pictures. [1925-30] * * *
/kan"di deuh/, n. any of the yeastlike fungi constituting the genus Candida, members of which may cause athlete's foot, vaginitis, thrush, or other infections. Cf. ...
/kan"di deuh/, n. a female given name. /kan"di deuh/, n. a comedy (1898) by G. B. Shaw. * * * Any of the parasitic imperfect fungi (see fungus) that make up the genus Candida, ...
☆ candidacy [kan′də də sē ] n. pl. candidacies the fact or state of being a candidate: also Brit. candidature [kan′də dəchər] * * * See candidate. * * *
▪ Indian poet flourished 15th century, Bengal, India       poet whose love songs addressed to the washerwoman Rāmī were popular in the medieval period and were a ...
—candidacy /kan"di deuh see/; Chiefly Brit., candidature /kan"di deuh cheuhr/, candidateship, n. n. /kan"di dayt', -dit/; v. /kan"di dayt'/, n., v., candidated, ...
candidate species n. A species of plants or animals classified as a candidate for possible listing as endangered or threatened by a government agency. * * *
See candidacy. * * *
candid camera n. A small, easily operated camera with a fast lens for taking unposed or informal photographs. * * *
Fr. /kahonn deed"/, n. a philosophical novel (1759) by Voltaire. * * *
/kan'di duy"euh sis/, n., pl. candidiases /-seez'/. any of a variety of infections caused by fungi of the genus Candida, occurring most often in the mouth, respiratory tract ...
See candid. * * *
See candidly. * * *
can·did·o·sis (kăn'dĭ-dōʹsĭs) n. See candidiasis. * * *
/kan"deed/, adj. 1. impregnated or incrusted with or as if with sugar: candied ginger. 2. prepared by cooking in sugar or syrup: candied yams. 3. honeyed; flattering: candied ...
/kan"dee ot'/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Candia or Crete; Cretan. n. 2. a Cretan. Also, Candiote /kan"dee oht'/. [CANDI(A) + -ot(e) < Gk -otes personal n. suffix; cf. ...
▪ fish       (Vandellia cirrhosa), scaleless, parasitic catfish of the family Trichomycteridae found in the Amazon River region. A translucent, eellike fish about 2.5 cm ...
—candler, n. /kan"dl/, n., v., candled, candling. n. 1. a long, usually slender piece of tallow or wax with an embedded wick that is burned to give light. 2. something ...
candle-foot [kan′dəlfoot΄] n. FOOT-CANDLE * * *
/kan"dl beem'/, n. a medieval chandelier formed of crossed timbers. [1400-50; late ME. See CANDLE, BEAM] * * *
/kan"dl ber'ee/, n., pl. candleberries. 1. any of several species of wax myrtle. 2. the fruit of any of these plants. 3. candlenut. [1730-40, Amer.; CANDLE + BERRY] * * *
/kan"dl fish'/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) candlefish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) candlefishes. 1. Also called eulachon. a small, edible, smeltlike fish, ...
/kan"dl hohl'deuhr/, n. a holder for a candle; candlestick. [1585-95; CANDLE + HOLDER] * * *
/kan"dl luyt'/, n. 1. the light of a candle. 2. a dim artificial light. 3. twilight; dusk. [bef. 1000; ME candel-liht, OE candel-leoht. See CANDLE, LIGHT1] * * *
/kan"dl lit'/, adj. lit by candles. [CANDLE + LIT1] * * *
/kan"dl meuhs, -mas'/, n. a church festival, February 2, in honor of the presentation of the infant Jesus in the Temple and the purification of the Virgin Mary: candles are ...
/kan"dl nut'/, n. 1. the oily fruit or nut of a southeastern Asian tree, Aleurites moluccana, of the spurge family, the kernels of which when strung together are used locally as ...
/kan"dl pin'/, n. 1. a bowling pin that is almost cylindrical and can be set up on either end, used in a game resembling tenpins. 2. candlepins, (used with a sing. v.) the game ...
▪ game       bowling game played on a standard tenpin lane with slender, cylindrical pins about 15 inches (38 cm) tall and tapered at both ends. The ball is 4.5 inches ...
/kan"dl pow'euhr/, n. Optics. (formerly) a measure of luminous intensity expressed in candles. Also, candle power. [1875-80; CANDLE + POWER] * * *
See candle. * * *
Candler, Asa Griggs
▪ American manufacturer born Dec. 30, 1851, near Villa Rica, Ga., U.S. died March 12, 1929, Atlanta, Ga.  U.S. soft-drink manufacturer who developed Coca-Cola. (Coca-Cola ...
/kan"dl snuf'euhr/, n. Usually, candlesnuffers. a scissorlike instrument for removing the snuff of candles, tapers, etc., usually with a small box for catching the trimmed wick. ...
/kan"dl stand'/, n. a slender stand or table, often with a tripod base, for holding a candlestick or candelabrum. [1820-30, Amer.; CANDLE + STAND] * * * ▪ ...
/kan"dl stik'/, n. a device having a socket or a spike for holding a candle. [bef. 1000; ME candelstikke, OE candelsticca. See CANDLE, STICK1] * * *
/kan"dl wik'/, n. 1. the wick of a candle. 2. Also, candlewicking. Textiles. a. Also called candlewick yarn. loosely twisted yarn, usually of cotton, used for making candlewick ...
candlewicking [kan′dəlwik΄iŋ] n. a kind of embroidery used for a bedspread, tablecloth, or pillow cover, patterned with French knots of candlewick embroidery thread or ...
/kan"dl wood'/, n. 1. any resinous wood used for torches or as a substitute for candles. 2. any of various trees or shrubs yielding such wood. [1625-35, Amer.; CANDLE + WOOD1; so ...
▪ agriculture       egg-grading process in which the egg is inspected before a penetrating light in a darkened room for signs of fertility, defects, or freshness. First ...
/kahonn dawl"/, n. Augustin Pyrame de /oh gyuus taonn" pee rddannm" deuh/, 1778-1841, Swiss botanist. * * *
Candolle, Alphonse Pyrame de
▪ Swiss botanist born Oct. 27/28, 1806, Paris died April 4, 1893, Geneva       Swiss botanist who introduced new methods of investigation and analysis to ...
Candolle, Augustin (Pyrame de)
born Feb. 4, 1778, Geneva, Switz. died Sept. 9, 1841, Geneva Swiss botanist. In Paris (from 1796) he became an assistant to Georges Cuvier and worked with Lamarck on revising ...
Candolle, Augustin Pyrame de
▪ Swiss botanist born Feb. 4, 1778, Geneva died Sept. 9, 1841, Geneva  Swiss botanist who established scientific structural criteria for determining natural relations among ...
/kan'deuhm blah"/, n. a religion based on the worship of Yoruba deities practiced in Brazil, esp. in the state of Bahia. [ < Brazilian Pg; further orig. undetermined] * * ...
/kan"deuhr/, n. 1. the state or quality of being frank, open, and sincere in speech or expression; candidness: The candor of the speech impressed the audience. 2. freedom from ...
▪ Buddhist scholar flourished AD 600–650       principal representative of the Prāsaṅgika school of Buddhist logic. Candrakīrti wrote the famous commentary the ...
—candylike, adj. /kan"dee/, n., pl. candies, v., candied, candying. n. 1. any of a variety of confections made with sugar, syrup, etc., often combined with chocolate, fruit, ...
/kan"dee/, n. a female given name. * * * Sweet sugar-or chocolate-based confection. The Egyptians made candy from honey (combined with figs, dates, nuts, and spices), sugar ...
candy apple
an apple with a candy coating esp. of taffy and often on a stick inserted in the center. * * *
candy apples
➡ fairs * * *
candy ass
Slang (vulgar). a timid or cowardly person; sissy. Also, candyass. * * *
candy corn
a small candy shaped and colored to look like a kernel of corn. * * *
candy floss
Brit. 1. See cotton candy. 2. something that is attractive but inconsequential. [1950-55] * * *
candy pull
a social gathering at which taffy or molasses candy is made. [1835-45] * * *
candy stripe
a pattern of bright stripes of one color against a plain background, used chiefly in fabrics. [1935-40] * * *
candy striper
Informal. a person, often a teenager, who works as a volunteer in a hospital. [1960-65; so called from the red and white striped uniform often worn] * * *
Candy, John Franklin
▪ 1995       Canadian comedian (b. Oct. 31, 1950, Newmarket, Ont.—d. March 4, 1994, Durango, Mexico), created such kooky characters as slick television personality ...
/kan"dee as'/, adj. Slang (vulgar). timid or cowardly; sissified. Also, candy-assed. * * *
can·dy-coat (kănʹdē-kōt') tr.v. can·dy-·coat·ed, can·dy-·coat·ing, can·dy-·coats To minimize the unpleasantness of; sugarcoat: “Trust is damaged when doctors seem ...
/kan"dee struypt'/, adj. having a design in candy stripe. [1890-95] * * *
candy cane n. A usually striped stick of peppermint candy with the top curved to resemble a walking cane. * * *
candy corn n. A small piece of candy shaped like a kernel of corn. * * *
/kan"dee gram'/, Trademark. candy that can be ordered by wire for delivery with an accompanying message, as on the recipient's birthday or anniversary. * * *
candy striper n. A volunteer worker in a hospital.   [From the resemblance of the volunteer's red and white striped uniform to a candy cane.] * * *
/kan"dee tuft'/, n. a plant of the genus Iberis, of the mustard family, esp. I. umbellata, an ornamental plant with tufted pink, violet, purple, or red flowers, originally from ...
—canelike, adj. —cany, adj. /kayn/, n., v., caned, caning. n. 1. a stick or short staff used to assist one in walking; walking stick. 2. a long, hollow or pithy, jointed ...
cane chair
a chair, the back and seat of which are made of interlaced strips of cane. [1690-1700] * * *
cane fencing
▪ self-defense       (French canne), the art of defending oneself with a walking stick, developed in France by the 16th century but little practiced after the beginning ...
cane furniture
      furniture in which a mesh of split canes is stretched over parts of the framework, principally on the backs and seats of chairs. It was made in India as early as the ...
cane gall
Plant Pathol. a disease of blackberries, characterized by rough, warty outgrowths on the canes, caused by a bacterium, Agrobacterium rubi. * * *
cane rat
▪ rodent       either of two species of large, stocky African rodent. Weighing up to 7 kg (more than 15 pounds), cane rats can grow to a length of 61 cm (24 inches), not ...
cane reed.
See under cane (def. 5). * * *
cane sugar
sugar obtained from sugar cane, identical with that obtained from the sugar beet. Cf. sugar (def. 1). [1850-55] * * *
/keuh nee"euh/, n. a seaport on and the capital of Crete, on the W part. 40,564. Greek, Khania. * * *
/kayn"brayk'/, n. a thicket of canes. [1765-75, Amer.; CANE + BRAKE2] * * *
/kayn"kut'euhr/, n. any of several species of large cottontails inhabiting swamps or marshes. Also, cane cutter. Also called swamp rabbit. [1835-45, Amer., for earlier sense; ...
/keuh nel"euh/, n. the cinnamonlike bark of a West Indian tree, Canella winterana, used as a condiment and in medicine. [1685-95; < NL, ML: cinnamon, equiv. to L can(na) CANE + ...
▪ plant order Introduction formerly called  Winterales        order of flowering plants consisting of 2 families ( Winteraceae and Canellaceae), 11–14 genera, and ...
▪ people       South American Indian people that traditionally lived along the upper Pastaza, Bobonaza, and Napo rivers on the eastern slopes of the Ecuadorian Andes. ...
▪ Uruguay formerly  Guadelupe        city, southern Uruguay. It was founded at a nearby site in 1774 and moved to its present location in 1783. Canelones serves as ...
canephoros [kan′ə fôr΄kə nef′ə räs΄] n. pl. canephoroe [kə nef′ərē΄] 〚L < Gr kanēphoros < kaneon, a rush basket (< kanna: see CANE) + pherein, BEAR1〛 1. in ...
/kay"neuhr/, n. a person who works with cane, esp. one who produces canework for chairs. [1865-70; CANE + -ER1] * * *
Canes Venatici
/kay"neez veuh nat"euh suy'/, gen. Canum Venaticorum /kay"neuhm veuh nat'i kawr"euhm, -kohr"-/. Astron. the Hunting Dogs, a small northern constellation south of Ursa Major. [ < ...
See canescent. * * *
—canescence, n. /keuh nes"euhnt/, adj. covered with whitish or grayish pubescence, as certain plants. [1840-50; < L canescent- s. of canescens, prp. of canescere to grow gray, ...
cane sugar n. Sucrose obtained from sugar cane. * * *
Ca·nes Ve·nat·i·ci (kā'nēz vĭ-nătʹĭ-sī') n. A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Ursa Major and Boötes, under the handle of the Big Dipper.   [Latin ...
cane toad n. A large poisonous toad, Bufo marinus, native to Central and South America and widely exported in the 1930s to control sugar cane beetles. Also called marine toad. * ...
Canetti, Elias
born July 25, 1905, Ruse, Bulg. died Aug. 14, 1994, Zürich, Switz. Bulgarian-born British novelist and playwright. Canetti was from a Spanish-speaking Jewish family. His ...
Ca·net·ti (kä-nĕtʹē), Elias. 1905-1994. Bulgarian-born writer whose works, all written in German, include a novel, The Tower of Babel (1935), and Crowds and Power (1960), ...
/kayn"wair'/, n. a tan unglazed stoneware developed by Wedgwood. [1875-80; CANE + WARE1] * * *
/kayn"werrk'/, n. strips of cane that are interlaced and used in cane chairs or the like. [1855-60; CANE + WORK] * * *
Caney Fork River
▪ river, United States       river formed by the confluence of the Collins and Rocky rivers in central Tennessee, U.S. It flows for 144 miles (232 km) in a northwesterly ...
Ca·ney Fork (kāʹnē) A river rising in central Tennessee and flowing about 232 km (144 mi) west then north to the Cumberland River. * * *
Canadian French. * * *
/kan"feeld'/, n. Cards. a game of solitaire often adapted to gambling purposes. [1910-15; named after R. A. Canfield (1855-1914), American gambler, inventor of the game] * * *
/kan"feeld'/, n. Dorothy. See Fisher, Dorothy Canfield. * * *
Canfield, Cass
▪ American publisher born April 26, 1897, New York, N.Y., U.S. died March 27, 1986, New York City       American publisher and editor noted for his long association ...
/kan"fool/, n., pl. canfuls. the amount that a can will hold. [1695-1705; CAN2 + -FUL] Usage. See -ful. * * *
Cangas de Narcea
▪ Spain also called  Cangas de Tineo        city, Asturias provincia (province) and comunidad autónoma (autonomous community), northwestern Spain. It lies ...
Cange, Charles du Fresne, Lord du
born Dec. 18, 1610, Amiens, France died Oct. 23, 1688, , Paris French scholar. Du Cange's most important works, A Glossary for Writers of Middle and Low Latin (1678) and A ...
Cange, Charles du Fresne, Seigneur du
▪ French scholar byname  The French Varro,  French  Le Varron Français  born Dec. 18, 1610, Amiens, France died Oct. 23, 1688, Paris       one of the great French ...
cangue [kaŋ] n. 〚Fr < Port canga, a yoke < Vietnamese gong〛 in China, a large, wooden yoke formerly fastened about the neck as a punishment for petty crime * * * cangue ...
▪ China Wade-Giles romanization  Ts'ang-chou        city, eastern Hebei sheng (province), northeastern China. It is situated on the low-lying coastal plain about 60 ...
Can·i·a·pis·cau also Kan·i·a·pis·kau (kăn'ē-ə-pĭsʹkō, -kou) A river of northern Quebec, Canada, rising in Lake Caniapiscau (or Lake Kaniapiskau) and flowing about ...
Caniapiscau River
▪ river, Canada French  Rivière Caniapiscau,         river in Nord-du-Québec region, northern Quebec province, Canada. Rising from Lake Caniapiscau in central ...
canicola fever
/keuh nik"euh leuh/, Pathol. an acute febrile disease of humans and dogs, characterized by inflammation of the stomach and intestines and by jaundice: caused by a spirochete, ...
Canicula [kə nik′yo͞o lə] n. 〚L, dim. of canis, dog: see HOUND1〛 Rare Sirius, the Dog Star * * *
/keuh nik"yeuh leuhr/, adj. Astron. pertaining to the rising of the Dog Star or to the star itself. [ME, late OE < LL canicularis of Sirius, equiv. to L Canicul(a) Sirius ...
/kan"id, kay"nid/, n. any animal of the dog family Canidae, including the wolves, jackals, hyenas, coyotes, foxes, and domestic dogs. [1885-90; < NL Canidae, equiv. to Can(is) a ...
Caniff, Milton
▪ American cartoonist in full  Milton Arthur Caniff   born Feb. 28, 1907, Hillsboro, Ohio, U.S. died April 3, 1988, New York, N.Y.       American comic-strip artist, ...
/kan"i kin/, n. cannikin. * * *
—caninity /kay nin"i tee/, n. /kay"nuyn/, adj. 1. of or like a dog; pertaining to or characteristic of dogs: canine loyalty. 2. Anat., Zool. of or pertaining to the four ...
canine distemper
Vet. Pathol. distemper1 (def. 1a). * * * ▪ pathology       an acute, highly contagious, disease affecting dogs, foxes, wolves, mink, raccoons, and ferrets. It is caused ...
canine leptospirosis
Vet. Pathol. an often fatal intestinal disease in dogs, caused by any of several spirochetes of the genus Leptospira. Also called canine typhus, Stuttgart disease, Stuttgart's ...
canine parvovirus disease
      acute viral infection in dogs characterized by a severe enteritis that is associated with bloody diarrhea, vomiting, and dehydration. It was first recognized in ...
canine tooth
canine (def. 2). [1600-10] * * * also called  cuspid  or  eye tooth        in mammals, any of the single-cusped (pointed), usually single-rooted teeth adapted for ...
canine viral hepatitis
▪ disease       acute adenovirus infection common in young dogs, affecting the liver and inner lining of blood vessels and occurring worldwide. It is usually ...
canine distemper n. See distemper1. * * *
/kay"ning/, n. 1. the act of providing chairs or the like with seats made of woven cane. 2. woven cane for seats of chairs or the like. 3. a beating with a cane. [1705-15; CANE + ...
Canis Major
/kay"nis may"jeuhr/, gen. Canis Majoris /kay"nis meuh jawr"is, -johr"-/. Astron. the Great Dog, a southern constellation between Puppis and Orion, containing Sirius, the Dog ...
Canis Minor
/kay"nis muy"neuhr/, gen. Canis Minoris /kay"nis muy nawr"is, -nohr"-/. Astron. the Little or Lesser Dog, a small southern constellation west of Orion and south of Gemini, ...
Canisius College
▪ college, Buffalo, New York, United States       private, coeducational institution of higher learning in Buffalo, New York, U.S. Affiliated with the Jesuit order of ...
Canisius, Saint Peter
▪ Jesuit scholar Dutch  Sint Petrus Canisius, or Kanis   born May 8, 1521, Nijmegen [now in Netherlands] died Dec. 21, 1597, Fribourg, Switz.; canonized 1925; feast day ...
Ca·nis Major (kā'nĭs, kăn'ĭs) n. A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Puppis and Lepus, containing the star Sirius.   [Latin Canis Māior: canis, dog + māior, ...
Canis Minor n. A constellation in the equatorial region of the Southern Hemisphere near Hydra and Monoceros, containing the star Procyon.   [Latin : canis, dog + minor, ...
can·is·tel (kănʹĭ-stĕl') n. In both senses also called eggfruit. 1. A tree (Pouteria campechiana), native to Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean and having very ...
/kan"euh steuhr/, n. 1. a small box or jar, often one of a kitchen set, for holding tea, coffee, flour, and sugar. 2. Also called canister shot. See case shot. 3. the part of a ...
Canitz, Friedrich Rudolf, Freiherr von
▪ German poet born Nov. 27, 1654, Berlin, Brandenburg [Germany] died Aug. 11, 1699, Berlin       one of a group of German court poets who prepared the way for the new ...
Cankar, Ivan
▪ Slovene author born May 10, 1876, Vrhnika, Carniola, Austria-Hungary [now in Slovenia] died Dec. 11, 1918, Ljubljana, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes [now in ...
/kang"keuhr/, n. 1. a gangrenous or ulcerous sore, esp. in the mouth. 2. a disease affecting horses' feet, usually the soles, characterized by a foul-smelling exudate. 3. a ...
canker sore
Pathol. an ulceration of a mucous membrane, esp. of the mouth. [1905-10] * * * ▪ medical disorder also called  aphthous stomatitis,         a small, painful ulcer of ...
canker brake n. See Christmas fern. * * *
—cankeredly, adv. —cankeredness, n. /kang"keuhrd/, adj. 1. morally corrupt. 2. bad-tempered. 3. (of plants) a. destroyed or having portions destroyed by the feeding of a ...
/kang"keuhr euhs/, adj. 1. resembling canker. 2. causing canker. [1535-45; CANKER + -OUS] * * *
can·ker·root (kăngʹkər-ro͞ot', -ro͝ot') n. The goldthread. * * *
canker sore n. A small, painful ulcer or sore, usually of the mouth. * * *
/kang"keuhr werrm'/, n. the striped, green caterpillar of any of several geometrid moths: a foliage pest of various fruit and shade trees, as Paleacrita vernata (spring ...
▪ Turkey formerly  Kangri , historically  Gangra        city, north-central Turkey. It lies at the confluence of the Tatlı and the Acı rivers. Gangra, capital of ...
▪ Philippines       chartered city, central Negros island, Philippines. The former municipality, made a city in 1961, is named for Mount Canlaon (Canlaon, Mount) (8,071 ...
Canlaon, Mount
▪ volcano, Philippines also called  Canlaon Volcano,         active volcano, north-central portion of the island of Negros, Philippines. It lies about 20 miles (32 ...
/kan"lit'/, n. Canadian Informal. literature, usually in English, written by Canadians or written in or about Canada. [Can(adian) lit(erature)] * * *
/kan"euh/, n. any of various tropical plants of the genus Canna, cultivated for their large, usually brightly colored leaves and showy flowers. [1655-65; < NL, L: reed; see ...
▪ plant family       the hemp family of the rose order (Rosales), containing 11 genera and 270 species of aromatic herbs distributed throughout temperate parts of the ...
See cannabis. * * *
can·na·bi·di·ol (kăn'ə-bĭ-dīʹôl', -ōl', -ŏl') n. A chemical constituent of cannabis, C21H28(OH)2.   [cannabis + di-1 + -ol1.] * * *
/kan"euh bin/, n. a biologically active resin extracted from Indian hemp. [ < L cannab(is) HEMP + -IN2] * * *
/keuh nab"euh noyd', kan"euh beuh-/, n. any of the chemical compounds that are the active principles of marijuana. [1965-70; CANNABIN + -OID] * * *
/keuh nab"euh nawl', -nol', kan"euh beuh-/, n. the parent compound of tetrahydrocannabinol, the active principle of marijuana. [1895-1900; CANNABIN + -OL] * * *
—cannabic, adj. /kan"euh bis/, n. 1. the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. 2. the flowering tops of the plant. 3. any of the various parts of the plant from which hashish, ...
▪ plant family  the canna family of the ginger order (Zingiberales), a single genus with about 19 species, distributed from southeastern North America through South America. ...
/kan"ee/, n. an ancient town in SE Italy: Hannibal defeated the Romans here 216 B.C. * * *
Cannae, Battle of
(216 BC) Major battle near the ancient village of Cannae, in Apulia, southeastern Italy, during the Second Punic War. The Romans, with 80,000 men, met the 50,000 Carthaginian ...
/kan"euh nawr', -nohr'/, n. a port in N Kerala, in SW India, on the Arabian Sea. 55,111. Also, Kananur. * * * ▪ India also spelled  Kannur,         city, northern ...
Cannavaro, Fabio
▪ 2007  Italian association football (soccer) star Fabio Cannavaro achieved his crowning glory in 2006 when he led Italy to its fourth Fédération Interationale de Football ...
/kand/, adj. 1. preserved in a can or jar: canned peaches. 2. Informal. recorded: canned music. 3. Informal. prepared in advance: a canned speech. 4. Slang. drunk. [1855-60; CAN2 ...
canned heat
fuel packaged to be used in small cans for heating, as with chafing dishes or in portable stoves. [1915-20, Amer.] * * *
Canned Heat (kănd) A trademark used for solid alcohol or paraffin fuel that is packed in small cans and used to heat food. * * *
can·nel (kănʹəl) n. A bituminous coal that burns brightly with much smoke.   [Perhaps short for cannel coal, dialectal variant of candle coal(from its bright flame).] * * *
cannel (coal)
cannel (coal) or cannel [kan′əl] n. 〚< ? candle coal〛 a compact variety of bituminous coal that was formed chiefly from spores and burns with a bright, steady flame * * *
cannel coal
/kan"l/ an oily, compact coal, burning readily and brightly. Also called cannel. [1530-40; cannel from CANDLE (dial. form)] * * * ▪ fossil fuel       type of ...

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