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/koh"payg, -peg/, n. a town on SW Long Island, in SE New York. 20,132. * * *
/kaw'pyah paw"/, n. a city in N Chile. 51,809. * * * ▪ Chile       city, northern Chile. At 35 miles (56 km) inland from the Pacific coast in the fertile Copiapó ...
/kop"ee euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that copies; copyist. 2. photocopier. 3. See copying machine. [1590-1600; COPY + -ER1] * * *
/koh pee"way/, n. Chile-bells. * * *
/koh"puy'leuht/, n. a pilot who is second in command of an aircraft. Also called first officer. [1925-30; CO- + PILOT] * * *
/koh"ping/, n. 1. a finishing or protective course or cap to an exterior masonry wall or the like. 2. a piece of woodwork having its end shaped to fit together with a ...
coping mechanism
Psychol. an adaptation to environmental stress that is based on conscious or unconscious choice and that enhances control over behavior or gives psychological comfort. Cf. ...
coping saw
a saw consisting of a thin, light blade held, under tension, in a U-shaped frame that has a handle: used for cutting small curves in wood. [1930-35] * * *
coping saw PhotoDisc, Inc. n. A light handsaw with a slender blade stretched across a U-shaped frame, used for cutting designs in wood. * * *
—copiously, adv. —copiousness, copiosity /koh'pee os"i tee/, n. /koh"pee euhs/, adj. 1. large in quantity or number; abundant; plentiful: copious amounts of food. 2. having ...
See copious. * * *
See copiously. * * *
—coplanarity, n. /koh play"neuhr/, adj. Math. being or operating in the same plane. [1860-65; CO- + planar < LL planaris; see PLANE1, -AR1] * * *
See coplanar. * * *
/kohp"leuhnd/, n. Aaron, 1900-90, U.S. composer. * * *
Copland, Aaron
born Nov. 14, 1900, Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S. died Dec. 2, 1990, North Tarrytown, N.Y. U.S. composer. Born to Russian-Jewish immigrant parents, he studied composition in Paris with ...
Cop·land (kōpʹlənd), Aaron. 1900-1990. American composer whose works include the ballets Rodeo (1942) and Appalachian Spring (1944), which won a Pulitzer Prize. * * *
Copleston, Frederick Charles
▪ 1995       British Jesuit priest and scholar (b. April 10, 1907, Taunton, Somerset, England—d. Feb. 3, 1994, London, England), wrote the nine-volume work A History ...
/kop"lee/, n. John Singleton /sing"geuhl teuhn/, 1738-1815, U.S. painter. * * *
Copley, John Singleton
born July 3, 1738, Boston, Mass. died Sept. 9, 1815, London, Eng. U.S. painter of portraits and historical subjects. The stepson of an engraver, he was an accomplished ...
Copley,John Singleton
Cop·ley (kŏpʹlē), John Singleton. 1738-1815. American painter who is known chiefly for his portraits of prominent Americans such as Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and Paul ...
/koh pol"euh meuhr/, n. a chemical compound of high molecular weight produced by polymerizing two or more different monomers together. [1935-40; CO- + POLYMER] * * * ▪ ...
See copolymer. * * *
copolymerization [kō΄pə lim΄ər ə zā′shən, kō päl΄ə mʉr΄əzā′shən] n. a process resembling polymerization, in which unlike molecules unite in alternate or ...
—copolymerization, n. /koh'peuh lim"euh ruyz', koh pol"euh meuh-/, v.t., v.i., copolymerized, copolymerizing. Chem. to subject to or undergo a change analogous to ...
Coposu, Corneliu
▪ 1996       Romanian politician who was jailed for anticommunist activities, 1947-64, and was harassed for years afterward but went on to lead the centrist Christian ...
Coppard, A E
▪ British author born Jan. 4, 1878, Folkestone, Kent, Eng. died Jan. 13, 1957, London  writer who achieved fame with his short stories depicting the English rural scene and ...
Coppée, François
▪ French author born Jan. 26, 1842, Paris, Fr. died May 23, 1908, Paris       French poet, dramatist, and short-story writer known for his somewhat sentimental ...
/koh payl"yeuh/, n. a ballet (1870) by Délibes. * * *
copper1 /kop"euhr/, n. 1. a malleable, ductile, metallic element having a characteristic reddish-brown color: used in large quantities as an electrical conductor and in the ...
copper (butterfly)
Any member of the butterfly subfamily Lycaeninae (family Lycaenidae). Coppers are common and widely distributed. Adults, sometimes known as gossamer-winged butterflies, are ...
Copper Age
a cultural period intermediate between the Neolithic and the Bronze ages, marked by the development and use of copper tools. [1860-65] * * * First part of the Bronze Age. The ...
copper arsenite
a yellowish-green, water-insoluble, poisonous powder, CuHAsO3, used chiefly as a pigment and as an insecticide. * * *
copper beech
a variety of the European beech, Fagus sylvatica atropunicea, having purplish or copper-red leaves. Also called purple beech. * * *
copper butterfly
▪ insect       any member of a group of butterflies in the gossamer-winged butterfly family, Lycaenidae (order Lepidoptera). The copper's typical coloration ranges from ...
copper cyanide
Chem. See cuprous cyanide. * * *
copper hydroxide
a blue, water-insoluble, poisonous powder, Cu(OH)2, used in the manufacture of rayon, as a source for copper salts, and as a mordant. Also called cupric hydroxide. * * *
copper iris
an iris, Iris fulva, found from the Gulf Coast to southern Illinois, having copper-colored or reddish-brown flowers. * * *
copper naphthenate
/naf"theuh nayt', nap"-/, Chem. a green salt, soluble in benzene, used as an insecticide and a wood preservative, but harmless to plants. [NAPHTHENE + -ATE2] * * *
copper processing
Introduction  use of smelting or leaching, usually followed by electrolytic refining or recovery, to turn the ore into a form from which products can be fashioned. Included in ...
copper pyrites
Mineral. chalcopyrite. [1770-80] * * *
Copper River
a stream in S Alaska, flowing through the SE part. 300 mi. (483 km) long. * * *
copper spot
Plant Pathol. a disease of grasses characterized by coppery or orange spore masses covering the blades, caused by a fungus, Gloeocercospora sorghi. * * *
copper sulfate
Chem. See blue vitriol. [1890-95] * * *
copper work
▪ art       tools, implements, weapons, and artwork made of copper. Copper's discovery precedes recorded history, and it was the first metal that was used in fashioning ...
Copper, Bob
▪ 2005 Robert James Copper        British traditional folk singer and folklorist (b. Jan. 6, 1915, Rottingdean, East Sussex, Eng.—d. March 29, 2004, Brighton, East ...
/kop"euhr leef'/, n., pl. copper-leaves. a Pacific Islands plant, Acalypha wilkesiana, of the spurge family, having showy, bronzy-green, usually red-mottled foliage and grown as ...
/kop"euhr euh, kop"reuh/, n. copra. * * *
Copperand Stone Age
Cop·per and Stone Age (kŏpʹər) n. See Chalcolithic. * * *
/kop"euhr euhs/, n. Chem. See ferrous sulfate. [1400-50; late ME coperas, var. of ME coperose < ML (aqua) cuprosa copperish (water). See COPPER1, -OSE1] * * *
Copperas Cove
/kop"euhr euhs/ a town in central Texas. 19,469. * * *
▪ province, Zambia formerly  Western         province, central Zambia, East Africa, bounded by the provinces of North-Western (west) and Central (south). It borders ...
I. ➡ David Copperfield. II. (1956– ) a US magician who does magic tricks on a grand scale. He has made the Statue of Liberty ‘disappear’ and has ‘walked through’ the ...
/kop"euhr hed'/, n. 1. a venomous snake, Agkistrodon (Ancistrodon) contortrix, of the eastern and southern U.S., having a light-brown to copper-red body marked with darker ...
/kop"euhr hed iz'euhm/, n. U.S. Hist. (during the Civil War) the advocacy of peace negotiations to restore the Union to its prewar condition, with continued slavery in the ...
cop·per·leaf (kŏp'ər-lēf') n. Any of various plants of the genus Acalypha, especially A. wilkesiana, an ornamental shrub of the Pacific Islands widely grown for its ...
/kop"euhr muyn'/, n. a river in N Canada, in the central Northwest Territories, flowing N to the Arctic Ocean. 525 mi. (845 km) long. * * *
Coppermine River
River, Northwest Territories, Canada. Rising in the Barren Grounds, a subarctic prairie region, it flows north for 525 mi (845 km) into Coronation Gulf, an arm of the Arctic ...
/kop"euh ron'/, n. Chem. cupferron. * * *
/kop"euhr playt'/, n. 1. a plate of polished copper on which a writing, picture, or design is made by engraving or etching. 2. a print or impression from such a plate. 3. ...
copperplate script
▪ calligraphy formally  English round hand , also called  anglaise    in calligraphy, dominant style among 18th-century writing masters, whose copybooks were splendidly ...
copper pyrites n. See chalcopyrite. * * *
Copper River A river rising in the Wrangell Mountains of southern Alaska and flowing about 483 km (300 mi) southward through the Chugach Mountains to the Gulf of Alaska. * * *
/kop"euhr smith'/, n. 1. a person who makes utensils, jewelry, etc., out of copper. 2. a crimson-breasted barbet, Megalaima haemacephala, of India, southeast Asia, and adjacent ...
copper sulfate n. A poisonous blue crystalline copper salt, CuSO4·5H2O, used in agriculture, textile dyeing, leather treatment, electroplating, and the manufacture of ...
/kop"euhr tohn'/, n. 1. a reddish-brown color. adj. 2. Also, copper-toned. of or having such color: coppertone appliances. [COPPER1 + TONE] * * *
cop·per·ware (kŏpʹər-wâr') n. Articles made of copper. * * *
/kop"euh ree/, adj. 1. of, resembling, or containing copper. 2. reddish-brown. [1785-95; COPPER1 + -Y1] * * *
—coppiced, adj. /kop"is/, n. copse. [1375-1425; late ME copies < MF copeis, OF copeiz < VL *colpaticium cutover area, equiv. to *colpat(us) ptp. of *colpare to cut (see COUP1) ...
Coppin, Fanny Jackson
▪ American educator née  Fanny Marion Jackson   born 1837, Washington, D.C., U.S. died Jan. 21, 1913, Philadelphia, Pa.       American educator and missionary whose ...
/kop"ing/, n. the winding of yarn into a cap from a cone, bobbin, etc. Also called quilling. [1785-95; COP2 + -ING1] * * *
/kop"euh leuh/, n. Francis Ford, born 1939, U.S. film director and screenwriter. * * *
Coppola, Francis Ford
born April 7, 1939, Detroit, Mich., U.S. U.S. film director, screenwriter, and producer. He worked under Roger Corman before achieving his first success with the low-budget but ...
Coppola,Francis Ford
Cop·po·la (kŏpʹə-lə), Francis Ford. Born 1939. American filmmaker who won an Academy Award for his direction of The Godfather, Part II (1974). * * *
var. of copro- before a vowel: copremia. * * *
/kop"reuh, koh"preuh/, n. the dried kernel or meat of the coconut from which coconut oil is expressed. Also, copperah. [1575-85; < Pg < Malayalam koppara < Hindi khopra ...
—coprecipitation, n. /koh'pri sip"i tayt'/, v., coprecipitated, coprecipitating. Chem. v.t. 1. to cause to precipitate together. v.i. 2. to precipitate together in the same ...
—copremic, adj. /ko pree"mee euh/, n. Pathol. poisoning due to the presence of fecal matter in the blood. Also, copraemia. [COPR- + -EMIA] * * *
      genus of mushrooms comprising some 350 species in the order Agaricales (phylum Basidiomycota, kingdom Fungi). These mushrooms are better known by their common name, ...
a combining form meaning "dung," used in the formation of compound words: coprophagous. Also, esp. before a vowel, copr-. [ < Gk kopro-, comb. form of kópros; c. Skt sakrt] * * *
coprocessor [kō΄präs′əs ər] n. Comput. an auxiliary processing unit designated for a particular operation, as one for making mathematical computations * * ...
—coproduction /koh'preuh duk"sheuhn/, n. —coproducer, n. /koh'preuh doohs", -dyoohs"/, v.t., coproduced, coproducing. 1. to produce (a motion picture, play, etc.) in ...
/koh"prod'euhkt, -ukt/, n. something produced jointly with another product. [1940-45; CO- + PRODUCT] * * *
—coprolagnist /kop'reuh lag"nist/, n. /kop'reuh lag"nee euh/, n. Psychiatry. sexual arousal that is produced by the thought or sight of feces. [COPRO- + -LAGNIA] * * *
—coprolaliac /kop'reuh lay"lee ak'/, adj. /kop'reuh lay"lee euh/, n. Psychiatry. the obsessive use of scatological language. [COPRO- + -LALIA] * * *
—coprolitic /kop'reuh lit"ik/, adj. /kop"reuh luyt'/, n. a stony mass consisting of fossilized fecal matter of animals. [1820-30; COPRO- + -LITE] * * * ▪ ...
See coprolite. * * *
/keuh prol"euh jee/, n. scatology. [1855-60; COPRO- + -LOGY] * * *
—coprophagia /kop'reuh fay"jee euh, -jeuh/, n. —coprophagist /keuh prof"euh jist/, n. —coprophagy, n. /keuh prof"euh geuhs/, adj. feeding on dung, as certain ...
See coprophagous. * * * ▪ eating behaviour       eating of dung, or feces, considered abnormal among human beings but apparently instinctive among certain members of ...
—coprophiliac, n. —coprophilic, adj. —coprophilism /keuh prof"euh liz'euhm/, n. /kop'reuh fil"ee euh/, n. Psychiatry. an obsessive interest in feces. [1930-35; COPRO- + ...
See coprophilia. * * *
See coprophiliac. * * *
/keuh prof"euh leuhs/, adj. living or growing on dung, as certain fungi. [1900-05; COPRO- + -PHILOUS] * * *
—coprophobic, adj. /kop'reuh foh"bee euh/, n. Psychiatry. an abnormal fear of feces. [1930-35; COPRO- + -PHOBIA] * * *
/koh pros"i kyooh'teuhr, koh"-/, n. one of two or more joint prosecutors. [CO- + PROSECUTOR] * * *
cops and robbers
a children's game in which a group of players imitate the behavior of police and of thieves, as in pursuing and capturing. [1900-05] * * *
/kops/, n. a thicket of small trees or bushes; a small wood. Also, coppice. [1570-80; alter. of COPPICE] * * *
Copson, Edward Thomas
▪ British mathematician born Aug. 21, 1901, Scotland died Feb. 16, 1980       mathematician known for his contributions to analysis and partial differential equations ...
/kopt/, n. 1. a member of the Coptic Church. 2. a native Egyptian claiming descent from the ancient Egyptians. Also, Copht. [1605-15; < Ar qubt, back formation from qubti < ...
/kop"teuhr/, n. Informal. helicopter. Also, 'copter. [1945-50; by shortening] * * *
/kop"tik/, n. 1. an Afroasiatic language of Egypt descended from ancient Egyptian, largely extinct as a spoken language since the 16th century but surviving as the liturgical ...
Coptic art
 any of the visual arts associated with the Greek- and Egyptian-speaking Christian peoples of Egypt from about the 3rd to the 12th century AD. It is essentially reflected in ...
Coptic Catholic Church
      Eastern Catholic church of the Alexandrian rite (q.v.) in Egypt, in communion with Rome since 1741, when Athanasius (Athanasius, Saint), a Monophysite ...
Coptic chant
▪ music        liturgical music of the descendants of ancient Egyptians who converted to Christianity prior to the Islāmic conquest of Egypt in the 7th century. The ...
Coptic Church
the native Christian church in Egypt, governed by a patriarch and characterized by an adherence to Monophysitism and the use of the Coptic language in its liturgy. [1840-50] * * *
Coptic language
      an Afro-Asiatic language (Afro-Asiatic languages) that was spoken in Egypt from about the 2nd century CE and that represents the final stage of the ancient Egyptian ...
Coptic literature
      body of writings, almost entirely religious, that dates from the 2nd century, when the Coptic language of Egypt, the last stage of ancient Egyptian, began to be used ...
Coptic Orthodox Church
Principal Christian church in Egypt. Until the 19th century it was called simply the Egyptian Church. It agrees doctrinally with Eastern Orthodoxy except that it holds that ...
Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria
also called  Coptic Orthodox Church        Oriental Orthodox church and principal Christian (Christianity) church in predominantly Muslim Egypt. The people of Egypt ...
Coptic Church n. The Christian church of Egypt, with dioceses elsewhere in Africa and the Near East, having a liturgy in Coptic and a Monophysite doctrine. * * *
—copular, adj. /kop"yeuh leuh/, n., pl. copulas, copulae /-lee'/. 1. something that connects or links together. 2. Also called linking verb. Gram. a verb, as be, seem, or look, ...
See copula. * * *
—copulatory /kop"yeuh leuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. v. /kop"yeuh layt'/; adj. /kop"yeuh lit/, v., copulated, copulating, adj. v.i. 1. to engage in sexual intercourse. adj. 2. ...
/kop'yeuh lay"sheuhn/, n. 1. sexual intercourse. 2. a joining together or coupling. [1350-1400; ME copulacion < L copulation- (s. of copulatio) a binding together. See COPULATE, ...
—copulatively, adv. /kop"yeuh lay'tiv, -leuh tiv/, adj. 1. serving to unite or couple. 2. Gram. a. involving or consisting of connected words or clauses: a copulative ...
copulative asyndeton
Rhet. a staccato effect produced by omitting copulative connectives between two or more items in a group, as in "Friends, Romans, countrymen." Cf. adversative asyndeton. * * *
See copulative. * * *
See copulation. * * *
/kop"ee/, n., pl. copies, for 1, 2, 7, 9, v., copied, copying. n. 1. an imitation, reproduction, or transcript of an original: a copy of a famous painting. 2. one of the various ...
copy boy
☆ copy boy n. Now Rare an employee who runs errands in a newspaper office: now often copy aide * * *
copy desk
Journalism. the desk in a newspaper office at which copy is edited and prepared for printing. Cf. slot1 (def. 5). [1925-30, Amer.] * * *
copy editor
☆ copy editor n. a person whose work is editing and correcting the grammar, punctuation, etc. of articles or manuscripts, as in a newspaper office or publishing house copy-edit ...
copy negative
Photog. master (def. 22). * * *
copy paper
paper specially prepared for the writing of advertising copy, newspaper copy, etc., usually having guidelines to indicate margins and the number of spaces per line. [1900-05] * * ...
copy protection
—copy-protected /kop"ee preuh tek'tid/, adj. Computers. a routine that is included in a program by its publisher to prevent the software from being duplicated except for a ...
See copy protection. * * *
copy-text [käp′ētekst΄] n. a manuscript or earlier published version of a text, used as the basis for an emended, scholarly edition * * *
See copy. * * *
/kop"ee book'/, n. 1. a book containing models, usually of penmanship, for learners to imitate. 2. a book for or containing copies, as of documents. adj. 3. commonplace; ...
/kop"ee boy'/, n. an employee who runs errands and carries copy from desk to desk in a newspaper office. [1885-90; COPY + BOY] * * *
—copycatism, n. /kop"ee kat'/, n., v., copycatted, copycatting. n. Also, copy cat. 1. a person or thing that copies, imitates, mimics, or follows the lead of another, as a ...
/kop"ee kut'euhr/, n. Journalism. an employee of a newspaper who separates copy into takes to facilitate printing. [COPY + CUTTER] * * *
copy desk n. The desk in a news office where copy is edited and prepared for typesetting or broadcasting. * * *
/kop"ee ed'it/, v.t. 1. to edit (a manuscript, document, text, etc.) for publication, esp. for punctuation, spelling, grammatical structure, style, etc. 2. to copyread. Also, ...
/kop"ee ed'i teuhr/, n. 1. a person who edits a manuscript, text, etc., for publication, esp. to find and correct errors in style, punctuation, and grammar. 2. a copyreader. 3. ...
—copyfitter, n. /kop"ee fit'ing/, n. Print. the determining of the area to be occupied by given copy when set in type. [1945-50; COPY + FITTING] * * *
/kop"ee gerrl'/, n. a female employee who runs errands and sometimes delivers copy in a newspaper office. [COPY + GIRL] * * *
/kop"ee hohld'/, n. 1. (formerly) a type of ownership of land in England, evidenced by a copy of the manor roll establishing the title. 2. an estate held under such ...
/kop"ee hohl'deuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that holds copy. 2. a device for holding copy in its place, as on a printer's frame or on a typewriter. 3. a proofreader's assistant ...
copying machine
a machine that makes copies of original documents, esp. by xerography. Also called copier, copy machine. Cf. photocopier. [1795-1805] * * *
/kop"ee ist/, n. 1. a person who transcribes copies, esp. of documents. 2. an imitator. [1690-1700; COPY + -IST] * * *
copy protection n. A means of preventing the illegal or unauthorized copying of a software product, especially a preventive routine that is incorporated into a copyrighted ...
/kop"ee reed'/, v.t., copyread /-red/, copyreading. to work on (copy) as a copyreader. [1940-45; back formation from COPYREADER] * * *
/kop"ee ree'deuhr/, n. 1. an editor concerned with the preparation of copy for the typesetter and printer. 2. Also called rim man. a person who edits copy and writes headlines ...
—copyrightable, adj. —copyrighter, n. /kop"ee ruyt'/, n. 1. the exclusive right to make copies, license, and otherwise exploit a literary, musical, or artistic work, whether ...
copyright block
Philately. a block of four or more U.S. stamps that includes, in the selvage of the sheet, the copyright mark of the U.S. Postal Service. * * *
copyright library
n any of six libraries in the British Isles that have the right to ask for a free copy of any work published in Britain or Ireland. They are the British Library, the Bodleian ...
See copyright. * * *
See copyrightable. * * *
—copywriting, n. /kop"ee ruy'teuhr/, n. a writer of copy, esp. for advertisements or publicity releases. [1910-15; COPY + WRITER] * * *
coq au vin
Fr. /kawk aw vaonn"/, French Cookery. chicken stewed in a sauce of wine, diced pork, onions, garlic, and mushrooms. [1935-40; < F: lit., cock with wine] * * *
coqau vin
coq au vin (kōk' ōvăɴʹ) n. A dish of chicken cooked in red wine.   [French : coq, chicken + à, with + vin, wine.] * * *
▪ imaginary creature in literature       an imaginary creature regarded as an embodiment of absolute absurdity. François Rabelais (Rabelais, François) in Gargantua ...
coquelicot [kōk′li kō΄] n. 〚< Fr coq, cock: applied to the poppy because of similarity of color to that of a cock's comb〛 CORN POPPY * * *
/kawk laonn"/, n. Benoît Constant /beuh nwann" kawonn stahonn"/, 1841-1909, French actor. * * *
Coquelin, Benoît-Constant
▪ French actor born Jan. 23, 1841, Boulogne, France died Jan. 27, 1909  French actor of unusual range and versatility.       Coquelin studied acting at the ...
/koh ket"/, v., coquetted, coquetting, adj., n. v.i. 1. to try to attract the attention and admiration of men for mere self-gratification; flirt. 2. to act without seriousness; ...
/koh"ki tree, koh ke"tree/, n., pl. coquetries. 1. the behavior or arts of a coquette; flirtation. 2. dalliance; trifling. [1650-60; < F coquetterie. See COQUETTE, -ERY] * * *
—coquettish, adj. —coquettishly, adv. —coquettishness, n. /koh ket"/, n. 1. a woman who flirts lightheartedly with men to win their admiration and affection; flirt. v.i. 2. ...
See coquette. * * *
See coquettish. * * *
See coquettish. * * *
/kaw kee yann veel"/, n. former name of Mbandaka. * * *
coquilla nut
/ko keel"yeuh, -kee"yeuh/ the elongated oval fruit or nut of a South American palm, Attalea funifera, having a very hard brown shell used in turnery. [1850-55; < Pg coquilho, ...
/koh'ki lahzh"/; Fr. /kaw kee yahzh"/, n. an ornamental shell motif. [1850-55; < F: a shellfish. See COQUILLE, -AGE] * * *
co·quil·la nut (kō-kēlʹyə, -kēʹyə) n. The thick-shelled seed of a Brazilian feather-leaved palm (Attalea funifera), polished and used for decorative carving or ...
/koh keel"/; Fr. /kaw kee"yeu/, n., pl. coquilles /-keelz"/; Fr. /-kee'yeu/. 1. any of various seafood or chicken dishes baked with a sauce and usually served in a scallop shell ...
coquilles St. Jacques
/koh keel" saonn zhak", zhahk"/; Fr. /koh kee yeu saonn zhannk"/, French Cookery. an appetizer of minced scallops in a wine and cream sauce topped with grated cheese and browned ...
▪ Chile       city, northern Chile. Founded in 1850, it is the main port in the area. Situated 7 miles (11 km) southwest of La Serena on Coquimbo Bay, its roadstead and ...
/koh kee"neuh/, n. 1. Also called pompano, butterfly-shell clam. a small clam, Donax variabilis, abundant in the intertidal zone of eastern and southern U.S. coastal beaches, ...
coquina (clam)
Any clam of the genus Donax, inhabiting sandy beaches worldwide. Coquinas are very active; they migrate up and down beaches with the tide and can reburrow between waves. They ...
coquina clam
▪ mollusk       any bivalve mollusk of the genus Donax. These marine invertebrates inhabit sandy beaches along coasts worldwide. A typical species, Donax variabilis, ...
/koh kee"toh/, n., pl. coquitos. a palm, Jubaea chilensis, of Chile, from whose sap a honey is prepared and whose small, hard, edible nuts yield a useful oil. Also called honey ...
cor1 /kor/, interj. Brit. Dial. gor. [1930-35] cor2 /kawr/, n. Chiefly Brit. 1. the tenor oboe. 2. the English horn. [1865-70; prob. < F cor (anglais) (English) HORN] cor3 /kawr, ...
cor anglais
/kawr' ahng glay"/. See English horn. [1865-70; < F, equiv. to cor HORN + anglais ENGLISH] * * *
Cor Caroli
▪ star also called  Alpha Canum Venaticorum,         binary star located 110 light-years from Earth in the constellation Canes Venatici and consisting of a brighter ...
cor pulmonale
/kawr" pool'meuh nal"ee, -nay"lee, -nah"-, pul'-/, pl. cordia pulmonalia /kawr"dee euh pool'meuh nal"ee euh, -nay"lee euh, -nah"-, pul'-/. Pathol. a heart condition resulting ...
var. of com- before r: correlate. * * *
1. Corinthians. 2. Coroner. * * *
1. corner. 2. cornet. 3. coroner. 4. corpus. 5. correct. 6. corrected. 7. correction. 8. correlative. 9. correspondence. 10. correspondent. 11. corresponding. * * *
/kawr"euh, kohr"euh/, n. 1. Class. Myth. Kore. 2. a female given name: from a Greek word meaning "girl." * * *
coraciiform [kôr΄ə sī′ə fôrm΄] adj. 〚< ModL Coracii, name of the suborder < Gr korax,RAVEN1 + -FORM〛 of or belonging to an order (Coraciiformes) of birds with a ...
/kawr"euh keuhl, kor"-/, n. a small, round, or very broad boat made of wickerwork or interwoven laths covered with a waterproof layer of animal skin, canvas, tarred or oiled ...
/kawr"euh koyd', kor"-/, Anat., Zool. adj. 1. pertaining to the bone that in reptiles, birds, and monotremes articulates with the scapula and the sternum and that in humans and ...
/keuh rah"jee/, n. Australian. boyla. [see KORADJI] * * *
—corallike, adj. /kawr"euhl, kor"-/, n. 1. the hard, variously colored, calcareous skeleton secreted by certain marine polyps. 2. such skeletons collectively, forming reefs, ...
/kawr"euhl, kor"-/, n. a female given name. * * * I Any of about 2,300 species of marine cnidarians in the class Anthozoa that are characterized by stonelike, horny, or leathery ...
coral bells
an alumroot, Heuchera sanguinea, of southwestern North America, having red, bell-shaped flowers, cultivated in many varieties. [1895-1900] * * *
coral fungi
any of a group of brightly colored fungi having erect, branching fruiting bodies that resemble coral. * * *
Coral Gables
/kawr"euhl gay"beuhlz, kor"-/ a city in SE Florida, near Miami. 43,241. * * * ▪ Florida, United States       city, Miami-Dade county, southeastern Florida, U.S., on ...
coral honeysuckle.
See trumpet honeysuckle. [1860-65, Amer.] * * *
coral lily
a bulbous herb, Lilium pumilum, of eastern Asia, having scarlet flowers with recurved petals. * * *
coral pink
—coral-pink, adj. a light to medium yellowish-pink color. * * *
coral plant
a South American tree, Jatropha multifida, of the spurge family, having showy, scarlet flowers. [1765-75] * * *
coral reef
a reef composed mainly of coral and other organic matter of which parts have solidified into limestone. [1735-45] * * * Ridge or hummock formed in shallow ocean areas from the ...
Coral Reefs: The Forgotten Rain Forests of the Sea
▪ 1998 by Clive R. Wilkinson       Because they harbour great concentrations of biodiversity, coral reefs have been called the rain forests of the sea. With hundreds of ...
Coral Sea
a part of the S Pacific, bounded by NE Australia, New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and the New Hebrides: U.S. naval victory over the Japanese, May 1942. * * * Part of the South ...
Coral Sea Islands
Coral Sea Islands Introduction Coral Sea Islands Background: Scattered over some 1 million square kilometers of ocean, the Coral Sea Islands ...
Coral Sea, Battle of the
▪ Japanese-United States history  (May 4–8, 1942) World War II naval and air engagement in which a U.S. fleet turned back a Japanese invasion force that had been heading ...
coral snake
1. any of numerous venomous elapid snakes, found chiefly in the New World tropics, as Micrurus fulvius (eastern coral snake), of the southeastern U.S., often brilliantly marked ...
Coral Springs
a town in SE Florida. 37,349. * * *
coral tree
any of various tropical shrubs or trees of the genus Erythrina, of the legume family, having large clusters of pealike flowers. [1625-35] * * *
coral vine
a Mexican climbing vine, Antigonon leptopus, of the buckwheat family, having arrow- or heart-shaped leaves and pink or white flowers. [1930-35] * * *
cor·al-bells (kôrʹəl-bĕlz', kŏrʹ-) pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb) A species of alumroot (Heuchera sanguinea) native to the southwest United States and Mexico, ...
coral bean n. See coral tree. * * *
/kawr"euhl ber'ee, kor"-/, n., pl. coralberries. See Indian currant. [1855-60, Amer.; CORAL + BERRY] * * *
coral fungus n. Any of numerous fungi, especially of the family Clavariaceae, whose often brightly colored spore-bearing structures are club-shaped to intricately branched and ...
Cor·al Gables (kôrʹəl, kŏrʹ-) A city of southeast Florida on Biscayne Bay southwest of Miami. It is mainly residential. Population: 40,091. * * *
Coralli, Jean
orig. Giovanni Coralli Peracini born Jan. 15, 1779, Paris, France died May 1, 1854, Paris French dancer and choreographer. He made his debut at the Paris Opera in 1802. His ...
/kawr'euh lif"euhr euhs, kor'-/, adj. containing or bearing coral; producing coral. [1870-75; < L corall(ium) CORAL + -I- + -FEROUS] * * *
/kawr"euh lin, -luyn', kor"-/, adj. 1. composed of coral or having the structure of coral: coralline limestone. 2. corallike. 3. coral-colored; reddish-yellow; light ...
/kawr"euh luyt', kor"-/, n. the skeleton of a single coral polyp. [1805-15; < L corall(ium) CORAL + -ITE1] * * *
/kawr"euh loyd', kor"-/, adj. having the form or appearance of coral. Also, coralloidal. [1595-1605; < L corall(ium) CORAL + -OID] * * *
coral pink n. A moderate to deep yellowish pink. * * *
coral reef n. An erosion-resistant marine ridge or mound consisting chiefly of compacted coral together with algal material and biochemically deposited magnesium and calcium ...
/kawr"euhl rooht', -root', kor"-/, n. a saprophytic orchid of the genus Corallorhiza, of the Northern Hemisphere, having elongated clusters of small flowers on a leafless ...
Coral Sea An arm of the southwest Pacific Ocean bounded by northeast Australia, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu. It was the scene of a U.S. World War II naval ...
coral snake n. Any of various venomous snakes of the genus Micrurus, native to tropical America and the southern United States, characteristically having brilliant red, yellow, ...
Coral Springs A city of southeast Florida, a suburb of Fort Lauderdale. Population: 79,443. * * *
coral tree n. Any of various mostly deciduous trees or shrubs of the genus Erythrina in the pea family, native to and widely cultivated in warm regions, having trifoliolate ...
coral vine n. A climbing woody vine (Antigonon leptopus) native to Mexico and widely cultivated in warm regions, having heart-shaped leaves and tendril-bearing clusters of small, ...
coram judice
/kawr"am jooh"di see', kohr"am/, Law. before a court having the authority to hear and decide (the case in question). [1600-10; < L: in the presence of a judge] * * *
coram nobis
/kawr"am noh"bis, kohr"am/, Law. a writ to correct an injury caused by a mistake of the court. [ < L: before us] * * *
coram non judice
/kawr"am non jooh"di see', kohr"am/, Law. before a court lacking the authority to hear and decide the case in question. [1600-10; < L: in the presence of one not a judge] * * *
Co·ran·tijn (kōrʹən-tīn', kôrʹ-) See Courantyne. * * *
/keuh ran"toh, -rahn"-, koh-/, n., pl. corantos, corantoes. courante. [1615-25; earlier carranta < It cor(r)anta < F courante COURANTE] * * *
▪ Italy       town, Puglia (Apulia) region, southeastern Italy, on a slope descending to the Adriatic Sea, west of Bari. Founded by the Normans, Corato became subject ...
▪ Greek writer flourished 5th century BC, Sicily       Syracusan believed to have written the first Greek treatise on rhetoric.       There is little reliable ...
/kaw'rddah sawn", -thawn"/, n., pl. corazones /-saw"nes, -thaw"-/. Spanish. 1. the heart. 2. courage; spirit. 3. love; affection; compassion or sympathy. 4. (often used in direct ...
/kawr"beuhn/; Seph. Heb. /kawrdd bahn"/; Ashk. Heb. /kawrdd"beuhn/, n. a sacrifice or offering made to God, esp. among the ancient Hebrews in fulfillment of a vow. Also, ...
/kawr"beuhl/; Fr. /kawrdd bay"/, n. a sculptured ornament, esp. on a capital, having the form of a basket. [1700-10; < F corbeille < LL corbicula, equiv. to L corbi(s) basket + ...
Corbeil, William of
▪ English archbishop Corbeil also spelled  Corbail, or Corbeuil   born c. 1060, –80, probably Corbeil, Fr. died Nov. 21, 1136, Canterbury, Kent, ...
▪ France       town, Essonne département, Île-de-France région, north-central France, at the confluence of the Seine and Essonnes rivers, just southeast of Paris. ...
/kawr"beuhl/; Fr. /kawrdd be"yeu/, n., pl. corbeilles /beuhlz/; Fr. /-be"yeu/. corbeil. * * *
/kawr"beuhl/, n., v., corbeled, corbeling or (esp. Brit.) corbelled, corbelling. Archit. n. 1. any bracket, esp. one of brick or stone, usually of slight extent. 2. a short ...
corbel arch
a construction like an arch but composed of masonry courses corbeled until they meet. * * *
corbel table
a horizontal masonry construction, as a cornice or part of a wall, supported on corbels or on arches supported on corbels. [1400-50; ME] * * * ▪ architecture  in ...
corbel vault
a structure having the form of a vault but constructed on the principle of a corbel arch. * * *
corbel arch Alan Witschonke n. An archlike structure in which the sides are formed by corbeling. * * *
/kawr"beuh ling/, n. Archit. 1. the construction of corbels. 2. a system of corbels. Also, esp. Brit., corbelling. [1540-50; CORBEL + -ING1] * * *
corbel table n. A row or course of corbels used for decoration or to provide support, as for a parapet. * * *
Corbet, Richard
▪ English bishop and poet born 1582, Ewell, Surrey died July 28, 1635, Norwich, Eng.       bishop of Oxford and Norwich and one of the most fashionable minor Caroline ...
/kawr"bit/, n. James John ("Gentleman Jim"), 1866-1933, U.S. boxer: world heavyweight champion 1892-97. * * *
Corbett National Park
▪ park, India       national park in Uttar Pradesh state, northern India. It extends over an area of 201 square miles (521 square km). Established as Hailey National ...
Corbett, James J.
▪ American boxer byname  Gentleman Jim   born September 1, 1866, San Francisco, California, U.S. died February 18, 1933, New York, New York  American world heavyweight ...
Corbett,James John
Cor·bett (kôrʹbət), James John. Known as “Gentleman Jim.” 1866-1933. American heavyweight boxing champion (1892-1897) who was famed for his courteous manner. * * *
—corbiculate /kawr bik"yeuh lit, -layt'/, adj. /kawr bik"yeuh leuh/, n., pl. corbiculae /-lee'/. See pollen basket. [1810-20; < NL, little basket; see CORBEIL] * * *
/kawr"bee/, n. Scot. a raven or crow. [1150-1200; ME corbin < OF < L corvinus CORVINE] * * *
corbie gable
a gable with corbiesteps. [1850-55] * * *
corbie step
▪ architecture also called  crow step   stone used for covering any of the steps or indentations in the coping (uppermost, covering course) of a gable; the term is also ...
cor·bie-step also cor·bie·step (kôrʹbē-stĕp') n. One of a series of stepped masonry projections rising above roof level along the sides of a gable wall.   [Middle ...
cor·bie gable (kôrʹbē) n. A gable finished with corbie-steps. * * *
Corbière, Tristan
▪ French poet pseudonym of  Édouard Joachim Corbière   born July 18, 1845, Coat-Congar, near Morlaix, Fr. died March 1, 1875, Morlaix       French poet remarkable ...
/kawr"bee step'/, n. any of a series of steplike portions of a masonry gable that terminate the gable above the surface of the roof. Also called corbel step, crowstep. [1800-10; ...
/kawr"bin/, n. Margaret (Cochran), 1751-1800, American Revolutionary military heroine. * * *
Corbin, Margaret
▪ American heroine née  Margaret Cochran  born November 12, 1751, western Pennsylvania [now Franklin county, Pennsylvania, U.S.] died January 16, 1800, Westchester county, ...
/kawr bee"neuh/, n. 1. a game fish, Menticirrhus undulatus, of the croaker family, inhabiting Pacific coastal waters of North America. 2. any of various related fish. Also, ...
/kawr bluy"mee/, interj. Brit. Slang. blimey. Also, corblimy. Cf. gor. * * *
Corbulo, Gnaeus Domitius
▪ Roman general died AD 67  Roman general who restored Roman control over Armenia.       In AD 47 Corbulo was victorious over the German tribe of the Frisii on the ...
Corbusier Le see LE CORBUSIER * * *
Corbusier, Le
▪ Swiss architect Introduction byname of  Charles-Édouard Jeanneret  born October 6, 1887, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland died August 27, 1965, Cap Martin, ...
/kawr"bee/, n. a town in NE Northamptonshire, in S England. 55,300. * * * ▪ England, United Kingdom       town and borough (district), administrative and historic ...
▪ plant genus       genus of some 40–100 species of flowering plants of the hibiscus, or mallow, family (Malvaceae). The bark of C. capsularis and to a lesser extent ...
Corcoran Gallery of Art
▪ museum, Washington, District of Columbia, United States       museum in Washington, D.C., chartered by Congress in 1870 and established through the provisions made by ...

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