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/kawrdd'kaw vah"doo/ for 1; /kawrdd'kaw vah"dhaw/ for 2, n. 1. a mountain in SE Brazil, S of Rio de Janeiro: statue of Christ on peak. 2310 ft. (704 m). 2. a volcano in S Chile. ...
Corcovado, Mount
▪ mountain, Brazil Portuguese  Morro Do Corcovado    sharp rocky peak (2,310 ft [704 m]), a part of the Carioca Range, overlooking Rio de Janeiro. Mt. Corcovado ...
—Corcyraean /kawr'si ree"euhn/, adj., n. /kawr suy"reuh/, n. ancient name of Corfu. * * *
—corder, n. —cordlike, adj. /kawrd/, n. 1. a string or thin rope made of several strands braided, twisted, or woven together. 2. Elect. a small, flexible, insulated cable. 3. ...
cord blood
blood from the placenta drawn through the newly severed umbilical cord, collected for study or for possible transfusion to treat disease in the child. * * *
cord foot
a quantity of wood 4 ft. high, 4 ft. wide, and 1 ft. long (1.2 m × 1.2 m × 0.3 m), or 16 cu. ft. (0.5 cu. m). * * *
cord moss
▪ plant genus  any of the plants of the genus Funaria (subclass Bryidae), distinguished by the spirally twisted seta (stalk) of the capsule (spore case). About 86 species of ...
Cord, Errett Lobban
▪ American automobile manufacturer born July 20, 1894, Warrensburg, Mo., U.S. died Jan. 2, 1974, Reno, Nev.       U.S. automobile manufacturer, advocate of ...
/kawr"dij/, n. 1. fiber and wire ropes, lines, hawsers, etc., taken as a whole, esp. with reference to the rigging and other equipment of a vessel. 2. a quantity of wood measured ...
▪ fossil plant order       an order of coniferophytes (phylum, sometimes division, Coniferophyta), fossil plants dominant during the Carboniferous Period (359 million to ...
▪ fossil plant genus       extinct genus of seed plants with leathery, strap-shaped leaves (leaf) from the Pennsylvanian Subperiod (318 to 299 million years ago) and ...
—cordately, adv. /kawr"dayt/, adj. 1. heart-shaped: a cordate shell. 2. (of leaves) heart-shaped, with the attachment at the notched end. [1645-55; < NL cordatus heart-shaped, ...
See cordate. * * *
Corday (d'Armont)
Corday (d'Armont) [kō̂r dā′] (Marie Anne) Charlotte 1768-93; Fr. Girondist sympathizer: assassin of Marat * * *
Corday (d'Armont), (Marie-Anne-) Charlotte
born July 27, 1768, Saint-Saturnin, near Séez, Normandy, France died July 17, 1793, Paris French political activist. A noblewoman from Caen, she moved to Paris to work for the ...
Corday d'Armont
/kawr day" dahr mawonn"/; Fr. /kawrdd de dannrdd mawonn"/ (Marie Anne) Charlotte /meuh ree" an shahr"leuht/; Fr. /mann rddee" annn shannrdd lawt"/, 1768-93, French Revolutionary ...
Corday, Charlotte
▪ French noble in full  Marie-Anne-Charlotte Corday d'Armont  born July 27, 1768, Saint-Saturnin, near Séez, Normandy, France died July 17, 1793, Paris  the assassin of ...
Cor·day (kôr-dāʹ, kôrʹdā), Charlotte. 1768-1798. French Revolutionary heroine who was guillotined for the assassination of Jean Paul Marat in 1793. * * *
/kawr"did/, adj. 1. furnished with, made of, or in the form of cords. 2. ribbed, as a fabric. 3. bound with cords. 4. (of wood) stacked up in cords. 5. stringy, or ribbed, in ...
Corded culture.
See Battle-Ax culture. * * *
Cordeiro da Matta, Joaquim Dias
▪ Angolan scholar born December 25, 1857, Icolo-e-Bengo, Angola died March 2, 1894, Barra do Cuanza, Angola       Angolan poet, novelist, journalist, pedagogue, ...
/kawr deel", kawr"deel/, n. a city in SW Georgia. 10,914. * * *
/kawr deel"yeuh/, n. 1. (in Shakespeare's King Lear) the youngest of Lear's three daughters and the only one who remains loyal to her father. Cf. Goneril, Regan. 2. a female ...
/kawr'dl ear"/, n. 1. a Franciscan friar: so called from the knotted cord worn as a girdle. 2. Cordeliers, a political club in Paris that met at an old Cordelier convent at the ...
Cordeliers Club
officially Society of the Friends of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen Club founded in 1790 during the French Revolution to prevent the abuse of power and "infractions of the ...
Cordeliers, Club of the
▪ French political history formally  Society of the Friends of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen , French  Club des Cordeliers , or  Société des Amis des Droits de ...
/kawr del"/, n., v., cordelled, cordelling. n. 1. a heavy rope formerly used for towing boats on rivers in Canada and the U.S. v.t. 2. to tow (a boat) by means of a ...
Cordemoy, Géraud de
▪ French historian and philosopher born c. 1620, , Paris died Oct. 8, 1684, Paris       French historian and philosopher, who showed considerable originality in his ...
See cord. * * *
/kawrd"gras', -grahs"/, n. any of several grasses of the genus Spartina, of coastal regions. Also called marsh grass. [CORD + GRASS] * * * ▪ plant also called  marsh ...
▪ plant genus       genus of more than 200 warm-region New and Old World trees and shrubs, of the family Boraginaceae, many valued for their decorative clusters of ...
—cordially, adv. —cordialness, n. /kawr"jeuhl/ or, esp. Brit., /-dee euhl/, adj. 1. courteous and gracious; friendly; warm: a cordial reception. 2. invigorating the heart; ...
/kawr jal"i tee, kawr'jee al"-/ or, esp. Brit., /-dee al"-/, n., pl. cordialities for 2. 1. cordial quality or feeling. 2. an expression of cordial feeling. [1590-1600; CORDIAL + ...
See cordiality. * * *
See cordiality. * * *
/kawr"dee euh ruyt'/, n. a strongly dichroic blue mineral consisting of a silicate of magnesium, aluminum, and iron: common in metamorphic rocks. Also called dichroite, ...
/kawr"deuh fawrm'/, adj. heart-shaped. [1820-30; < L cordi- (s. of cor) HEART + -FORM] * * *
—cordilleran, adj. /kawr'dl yair"euh, -air"euh, kawr dil"euhr euh/, n. a chain of mountains, usually the principal mountain system or mountain axis of a large ...
Cordillera Central
/kawrdd'dhee ye"rddah sen trddahl"/ 1. a mountain range in Colombia: part of the Andes. Highest peak, Huila, 18,700 ft. (5700 m). 2. a mountain range in the Dominican Republic. ...
Cordillera de Talamanca
/kawrdd'dhee ye"rddah dhe tah'lah mahng"kah/ a mountain range running SE from central Costa Rica to W Panama. * * *
Cordillera Mérida
Cordillera Mé·ri·da (mĕrʹĭ-də, mĕʹrē-dä) A mountain range of western Venezuela extending northeast and southwest. Pico Bolívar, 5,005.4 m (16,411 ft), is the ...
Cordillera Occidental
/kawrdd'dhee ye"rddah awk'see dhen tahl"/ the western coastal ranges of the Andes, in Peru and Colombia. * * *
Cordillera Oriental
/kawrdd'dhee ye"rddah aw'rddyen tahl"/ the eastern ranges of the Andes, in Bolivia, Colombia, and Peru. * * *
Cordillera Real
/kawrdd'dhee ye"rddah rdde ahl"/ 1. a range of the Andes, in Bolivia. Highest peak, Illimani, 21,201 ft. (6462 m). 2. a range of the Andes, in Ecuador. Highest peak, Chimborazo, ...
Cor·dil·le·ra Cen·tral (kôr'dĭl-yĕrʹə sĕn-trälʹ, -dē-yĕʹrä) 1. The central of three ranges of the Andes in western Colombia. 2. A mountain range of central ...
Cordillerade Talamanca
Cordillera de Ta·la·man·ca (dā tä'lä-mängʹkä, dĕ) A mountain range of southern Costa Rica extending southeast into western Panama. * * *
See cordillera. * * *
Cordilleran Geosyncline
Linear trough in the Earth's crust in which rocks of Late Precambrian to Mesozoic Age (roughly 600–65 million years ago) were deposited along the western coast of North ...
Cordillera Oc·ci·den·tal (ŏk'sĭ-dĕn-tälʹ, ōk'sē-) A range of the western Andes with branches in western Colombia and along the Pacific coast of Peru. * * *
Cordillera O·rien·tal (ôr'ē-ĕn-tälʹ, ō'ryĕn-) A range of the eastern Andes with branches in central Bolivia, western Colombia, and southeast Peru. Its highest ...
Cordillera Re·al (rā-älʹ) A range of the Andes with branches in western Bolivia and central Ecuador. * * *
—Cordilleran, adj. /kawr'dl yair"euhz, -air"-, kawr dil"euhr euhz/; Sp. /kawrdd'dhee ye"rddahs/ for 1, n. 1. a mountain system in W South America: the Andes and its component ...
/kawr"ding/, n. cord covered with yarns or fabric, used decoratively. [1565-75; CORD + -ING1] * * *
/kawr"dis, kohr"-/, adj. (in prescriptions) of the heart. [ < L] * * *
/kawr"duyt/, n. a smokeless, slow-burning powder composed of 30 to 58 percent nitroglycerin, 37 to 65 percent cellulose nitrate, and 5 to 6 percent mineral jelly. Also called ...
/kawrd"lis/, adj. 1. lacking a cord. 2. (of an electrical appliance) requiring no wire leading to an external source of electricity because of a self-contained, often ...
See cordless. * * *
/kawr"deuh beuh, -veuh/; Sp. /kawrdd"dhaw vah/, n., pl. cordobas /-beuhz, -veuhz/; Sp. /-vahs/ a silver coin and monetary unit of Nicaragua, equal to 100 centavos. * * * I City ...
/kawr"deuh beuh, -veuh/; Sp. /kawr"dhaw vah/, n. 1. Also, Cordoba, Cordova. a city in S Spain on the Guadalquivir River: the capital of Spain under Moorish rule. 253,632. 2. a ...
Córdoba Durchmusterung
▪ star catalog       (CD), star catalog giving positions and apparent magnitudes of about 580,000 stars more than 23° south of the celestial equator. Compiled at the ...
Córdoba, Mosque-Cathedral of
▪ mosque, Córdoba, Spain Spanish  Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba,  also called  Great Mosque of Córdoba    Islamic mosque in Córdoba, Spain, which was converted into a ...
Cordobés, El
orig. Manuel Benítez Pérez born May 4, 1936?, Palma del Río, Córdoba, Spain Spanish bullfighter. He grew up an illiterate orphan in Córdoba (his nickname means "the ...
/kawr"dn/, n. 1. a line of police, sentinels, military posts, warships, etc., enclosing or guarding an area. 2. a cord or braid worn for ornament or as a fastening. 3. a ribbon ...
cordon bleu
Fr. /kawrdd dawonn blue"/, pl. cordons bleus Fr. /kawrdd dawonn blue"/. 1. the sky-blue ribbon worn as a badge by knights of the highest order of French knighthood under the ...
cordon sanitaire
Fr. /kawrdd dawonn sann nee terdd"/, pl. cordons sanitaires Fr. /kawrdd dawonn sa nee terdd"/. 1. a line around a quarantined area guarded to prevent the spread of a disease by ...
/kawr'dn blooh", -don-/, n. any of several small African finches of the genus Uraeginthus, having pale blue and buff plumage and commonly kept as cage birds. [ < F cordon bleu; ...
/kawr'dn et", -dn ay"/, n. a thread, cord, or yarn used to outline a lace motif, form fringes, edge decorative braid, etc. [1855-60; < F; see CORDON, -ET] * * *
cor·don sa·ni·taire (kôr-dôɴ' sä-nē-târʹ) n. pl. cor·dons sa·ni·taires (kôr-dôɴ' sä-nē-târʹ) 1. A barrier designed to prevent a disease or other undesirable ...
/kawr dot"euh mee/, n., pl. cordotomies. the surgical severance of certain nerve fibers of the spinal cord to alleviate intractable pain. Also, chordotomy. [CORD + -O- + -TOMY] * ...
/kawr"deuh veuh/, n. a coarse wool from Argentina used chiefly for carpet stock. /kawr"deuh veuh/, n. Córdoba (def. 1). * * * ▪ Alaska, United States       city, ...
/kawr"deuh veuhn/ n. 1. a native or inhabitant of Córdoba, Spain. 2. (l.c.) a soft, smooth leather originally made at Córdoba of goatskin but later made also of split ...
Cordovero, Moses ben Jacob
▪ Jewish mystic born 1522 died 1570, Safed, Palestine [now Ẕefat, Israel]       Galilean rabbi who organized and codified the Zoharistic Kabbala. He was the teacher ...
/kawrdz/, n. (used with a pl. v.) clothing, esp. trousers, of corded fabric; corduroys. [1770-80; pl. of CORD] * * *
/kawr"deuh roy', kawr'deuh roy"/, n. 1. a cotton-filling pile fabric with lengthwise cords or ridges. 2. corduroys, trousers made of this fabric. adj. 3. of, pertaining to, or ...
/kawrd"wayn/, n. Archaic. cordovan leather. [1350-1400; ME cordewan < MF < Sp cordován CORDOVAN] * * *
—cordwainery, n. /kawrd"way neuhr/, n. Archaic. 1. a person who makes shoes from cordovan leather. 2. shoemaker; cobbler. [1150-1200; ME cordewaner < OF cordewan(i)er. See ...
/kawrd"wood'/, n. 1. wood stacked in cords for use as fuel. 2. logs cut to a length of 4 feet (1.2 meters) to facilitate stacking in cords. 3. trees intended for timber but of a ...
▪ lizard family  family of small to medium-sized lizards that range in length from 6 to 30 cm (2.4 to 11.8 inches). They occur in sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar and ...
core1 —coreless, adj. /kawr, kohr/, n., v., cored, coring. n. 1. the central part of a fleshy fruit, containing the seeds. 2. the central, innermost, or most essential part of ...
/kawr"ee, kohr"ee/, n. 1. Korah. 2. Class. Myth. Kore. * * * In earth science, the part of the Earth that starts about 1,800 mi (2,900 km) beneath the surface and extends ...
/kawr, kohr/, n. Congress of Racial Equality. Also, C.O.R.E. * * * In earth science, the part of the Earth that starts about 1,800 mi (2,900 km) beneath the surface and extends ...
core barrel
(in a core drill) a length of pipe for holding rock cores while they are being extracted from the drill hole. * * *
core city.
See central city. [1960-65] * * *
core curriculum
Educ. a curriculum in which all or some of the subjects or courses are based on a central theme in order to correlate the subjects and the theme. * * *
core drawing
Metalworking. drawing of fine tubing using wire as a mandrel. * * *
core gender identity.
See gender identity. * * *
core memory
Computers. the main memory of a computer that uses the magnetization of small ferrite rings to store data. [1960-65] * * *
core sampling
▪ mining       technique used in underground or undersea exploration and prospecting. A core sample is a roughly cylindrical piece of subsurface material removed by a ...
core storage
core storage n. a kind of computer memory consisting of storage units made of ferromagnetic rings * * *
core vocabulary.
See basic vocabulary. * * *
Corea, Chick
▪ American musician byname of  Armando Anthony Corea   born June 12, 1941, Chelsea, Mass., U.S.       classically trained American jazz pianist, composer, and ...
Corea,Armando Anthony
Co·re·a (kə-rēʹə), Armando Anthony. Known as “Chick.” Born 1941. American jazz pianist and composer whose early recordings with Miles Davis' group (1968-1970) ...
/koh'ri sip"ee euhnt/, n. one of two or more recipients, as of an award. [CO- + RECIPIENT] * * *
core dump n. A copy of the data stored in the core memory of a computer, usually used for debugging purposes. * * *
/koh ref"euhr euhns, -ref"reuhns/, n. Ling. a relationship between two words or phrases in which both refer to the same person or thing and one stands as a linguistic antecedent ...
—coreferentiality, n. /koh'ref euhr en"sheuhl/, adj. Ling. (of two words or phrases) having reference to the same person or thing. Also, co-referential. [CO- + REFERENTIAL] * * ...
coreid bug
/kawr"ee id/. See leaf-footed bug. [ < NL Coreidae the family which includes such bugs, equiv. to Core(us) a genus (based on Gk kóris bug) + -idae -ID2] * * * ▪ insect also ...
/kawr"euh layt', kor"-/, v.t., corelated, corelating. Chiefly Brit. to correlate. [CO- + RELATE] * * *
/kawr'euh lay"sheuhn, kor'-/, n. Chiefly Brit. correlation. [CO- + RELATION] * * *
—corelatively, adv. /keuh rel"euh tiv/, adj., n. Chiefly Brit. correlative. [CO- + RELATIVE] * * *
/koh'ri lij"euh nist/, n. an adherent of the same religion as another. [1835-45; CO- + RELIGIONIST] * * *
/kaw rel"ee, koh-/; for 1 also It. /kaw rddel"lee/, n. 1. Arcangelo /ahrdd kahn"je law'/, 1653-1713, Italian violinist and composer. 2. Marie (Mary Mackay), 1854?-1924, English ...
Corelli, Arcangelo
born Feb. 17, 1653, Fusignano, near Imola, Papal States died Jan. 8, 1713, Rome Italian composer and violinist. He studied in Bologna before settling in Rome. He became widely ...
Corelli, Franco
▪ 2004       Italian tenor (b. April 8, 1921, Ancona, Italy—d. Oct. 29, 2003, Milan, Italy), thrilled opera audiences throughout the world with his passion, power, and ...
Corelli, Marie
▪ British author pseudonym of  Mary Mackay   born 1855, London, Eng. died April 21, 1924, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick       best-selling English author of more than ...
Co·rel·li (kə-rĕlʹē, kō-), Arcangelo. 1653-1713. Italian violinist and composer who is remembered for his 12 concerti grossi, which shaped the development of the ...
/kawr"may'keuhr, kohr"-/, n. Metall. a person who makes cores for foundry molds. [1880-85; CORE1 + MAKER] * * *
core memory n. See core. * * *
/kaw ree"mee euhm, koh-, keuh-/, n., pl. coremia /-mee euh/. Mycol. the fruiting bodies of certain fungi, consisting of a loosely bound bundle of conidiophores. [1925-30; < NL < ...
Coren, Alan
▪ 2008       British humorist born June 27, 1938 , Barnet, Herfordshire, Eng. died Oct. 18, 2007 , London, Eng. was admired for his quick and unflagging wit as the ...
/kawr'ee op"sis, kohr'-/, n. any composite plant of the genus Coreopsis, including familiar garden species having yellow, brownish, or yellow-and-red ray flowers. [1745-55; < NL ...
/koh'ri pres"euhr/, n. Genetics. a molecule that is capable of combining with a specific repressor molecule and activating it, thereby blocking gene transcription. [1960-65; CO- ...
/koh rek"weuh zit/, n. Educ. an academic course required to be taken in conjunction with another course. [1945-50; CO- + REQUISITE] * * *
/kawr"euhr, kohr"-/, n. 1. a person or thing that cores. 2. a knife or other instrument for coring apples, pears, etc. 3. a device having a hollow cylindrical drill or tube, used ...
See corespondent. * * *
/koh'ri spon"deuhnt/, n. Law. a joint defendant, charged along with the respondent, esp. a person charged with adultery in a divorce proceeding. [1855-60; CO- + RESPONDENT] * * *
core tool n. Archaeology A stone tool consisting of a core that is flaked to produce a cutting edge or edges. * * *
/kawr"ee, kohr"ee/, n. a male given name. * * *
Corey, Elias James
▪ American chemist Introduction originally  William Corey  born July 12, 1928, Methuen, Mass., U.S.       American chemist, director of a research group that ...
Corey,Elias James
Cor·ey (kôrʹē), Elias James. Born 1928. American chemist. He won a 1990 Nobel Prize for developing techniques of creating synthetic compounds. * * *
/kawrf/, n., pl. corves /kawrvz/. Brit. 1. Mining. a. a small wagon for carrying coal, ore, etc. b. a wicker basket formerly used for this purpose. 2. a basket, cage, or boxlike ...
/kawr"fam/, Trademark. a brand of synthetic flexible, microporous material, used as a leather substitute for shoes, handbags, belts, luggage, etc. * * *
Corfe Castle
▪ castle, Dorset, England, United Kingdom  parish and castle, Purbeck district, county of Dorset, England. The medieval castle, commanding a gap in the Purbeck chalk ridge, ...
/kawr"fooh, -fyooh/; It. /kawrdd fooh"/, n. 1. Ancient, Corcyra. one of the Ionian Islands, off the NW coast of Greece. 89,664; 229 sq. mi. (593 sq. km). 2. a seaport on this ...
Corfu Declaration
▪ Balkan history       (July 20, 1917), statement issued during World War I calling for the establishment of a unified Yugoslav state (the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and ...
Corfu incident
(1923) Brief occupation of the Greek island of Corfu by Italian forces. In August 1923 Italians forming part of an international boundary delegation were murdered on Greek soil, ...
/kawr"gee/, n. See Welsh corgi. [1925-30; < Welsh, equiv. to cor dwarf + -gi, combining form of ci dog, c. OIr cú; see HOUND1] * * *
/kawr"ee, kohr"ee/, n. Carl Ferdinand, 1896-1984, and his wife, Gerty Theresa, 1896-1957, U.S. biochemists, born in Czechoslovakia: Nobel prize for medicine 1947. * * * ▪ ...
Cori, Carl; and Cori, Gerty
▪ American biochemists in full, respectively,  Carl Ferdinand Cori  and  Gerty Theresa Cori,  née  Radnitz   Respectively,   born Dec. 5, 1896, Prague, Czech. died ...
Cori,Gerty Theresa Radnitz
Co·ri (kôrʹē, kōrʹē), Gerty Theresa Radnitz. 1896-1957. Czech-born American biochemist. She shared a 1947 Nobel Prize with her husband, Carl Ferdinand Cori (1896-1984), ...
/kawr"ee euh, kohr"-/, n. pl. of corium. * * *
/kawr'ee ay"sheuhs, kohr'-, kor'-/, adj. of or like leather. [1665-75; < LL coriaceus leathern. See CORIUM, -ACEOUS] * * *
/kawr"ee an'deuhr, kohr"-/, n. an herb, Coriandrum sativum, of the parsley family, native to Europe, having strong-scented leaves used in cooking and aromatic seeds used as a ...
/keuh rig'lee ah"noh/, n. John Paul, born 1938, U.S. composer. * * *
Corigliano, John
▪ 2002       Premieres during the 2000–01 season of new works by the American composer John Corigliano, including his Symphony No. 2, continued his reputation as a ...
▪ Cornish legendary figure       legendary eponymous hero of Cornwall. According to Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia regum Britanniae (1135–39), he was a Trojan warrior ...
/kawr"ing, kohr"-/, n. 1. the act of removing a core or of cutting from a central part. 2. Geol., Mining. core (def. 4). [1865-70; CORE1 + -ING1] * * *
▪ Greek poet       (date uncertain), Greek lyric poet of Tanagra in Boeotia, traditionally considered a contemporary and rival of the lyric poet Pindar (flourished c. ...
Corinne [kō rin′, kōrēn′; kôrēn′, kərin′] n. 〚Fr < L Corinna < Gr Korinna, ? dim. of Korē: see CORA〛 a feminine name * * *
/kawr"inth, kor"-/, n. 1. an ancient city in Greece, on the Isthmus of Corinth: one of the wealthiest and most powerful of the ancient Greek cities. 2. a port in the NE ...
Corinth Canal
▪ waterway, Greece  tidal waterway (canals and inland waterways) across the Isthmus of Corinth (Corinth, Isthmus of) in Greece, joining the Gulf of Corinth in the northwest ...
Corinth, Battle of
▪ United States history  (October 3–4, 1862), in the American Civil War, a battle that ended in a decisive victory of Union forces over Confederate forces in northeastern ...
Corinth, Isthmus of
▪ isthmus, Greece Modern Greek  Isthmós Korínthou,         isthmus dividing the Saronic Gulf (an inlet of the Aegean Sea) from the Gulf of Corinth (an inlet of the ...
Corinth, League of
Alliance established at Corinth in 337 BC. It comprised the ancient Greek states except Sparta, and was led by Philip II of Macedonia. Delegates, elected in proportion to their ...
Corinth, Lovis
born July 21, 1858, Tapiau, East Prussia died July 12, 1925, Zandvoort, Neth. German painter and graphic artist. He trained in Paris with the painter William Bouguereau. In ...
Corinth,Gulf of
Corinth, Gulf of Formerly Gulf of Le·pan·to (lĭ-pănʹtō, lĕʹpän-tô). An inlet of the Ionian Sea between the Peloponnesus and central Greece. * * *
Corinth,Isthmus of
Corinth, Isthmus of A narrow isthmus connecting central Greece with the Peloponnesus. It lies between the Gulf of Corinth and the Saronic Sea and is crossed by the Corinth ...
/keuh rin"thee euhn/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Corinth. 2. Archit. noting or pertaining to one of the five classical orders invented in ancient Greece and ...
Corinthian order
▪ architecture       one of the classical orders of architecture. Its main characteristic is an ornate capital carved with stylized acanthus leaves. See order. * * *
Corinthian order Corinthian order capital Alan Witschonke n. The most ornate of the three main orders of classical Greek architecture, characterized by a slender fluted column ...
/keuh rin"thee euhnz/, n. (used with a sing. v.) either of two books of the New Testament, I Corinthians or II Corinthians, written by Paul. Abbr.: I Cor., II Cor. * * *
Corinthians, The Letter of Paul to the
▪ works by Saint Paul also called  The Epistle of St. Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians,   either of two New Testament letters, or epistles, addressed from the apostle ...
▪ Nicaragua       port, northwestern Nicaragua. The country's principal port on the Pacific Ocean, Corinto is located in sheltered Corinto Bay, which lies at the ...
/kawr'ee euh lay"neuhs, kor'-/, n. 1. Gaius (or Gnaeus) Marcius /gay"euhs/ or /nee"euhs, mahr"shee euhs/, fl. late 5th century B.C., legendary Roman military hero. 2. (italics) a ...
Coriolanus, Gnaeus Marcius
Legendary Roman hero. He is said to have lived in the late 6th and early 5th century BC and to have owed his surname to his courage at the siege of Corioli (493 BC) in the war ...
Coriolis effect
/kawr'ee oh"lis/ the apparent deflection (Coriolis acceleration) of a body in motion with respect to the earth, as seen by an observer on the earth, attributed to a fictitious ...
Coriolis force
Coriolis force n. 〚after G. G. de Coriolis (1792-1843), Fr mathematician〛 an apparent deflective force acting on a moving object, as an airplane, that is being observed from ...
Coriolis, Gustave-Gaspard
▪ French physicist born May 21, 1792, Paris died Sept. 19, 1843, Paris  French engineer and mathematician who first described the Coriolis force, an effect of motion on a ...
Co·ri·o·lis effect (kôr'ē-ōʹlĭs, kōr'-) n. The observed effect of the Coriolis force, especially the deflection of an object moving above the earth, rightward in the ...
Coriolis force n. A pseudo force used mathematically to describe motion, as of aircraft or cloud formations, relative to a noninertial, uniformly rotating frame of reference such ...
Corippus, Flavius Cresconius
▪ Latin poet flourished 6th century AD       important Latin epic poet and panegyrist.       Of African origin, Corippus migrated to Constantinople. His ...
/keuh ree"teuh/, n. a boat resembling a large, woven basket, used by Indians of the southwestern U.S. [ < AmerSp] * * *
/kawr"ee euhm, kohr"-/, n., pl. coria /kawr"ee euh, kohr"-/. 1. Anat., Zool. dermis. 2. Entomol. the thickened, leathery, basal portion of a hemelytron. [1645-55; < L: skin, ...
/kaw rddeet"tsah/, n. Italian name of Korçë. * * *
/kawrk/, n. 1. the outer bark of an oak, Quercus suber, of Mediterranean countries, used for making stoppers for bottles, floats, etc. 2. Also called cork oak. the tree ...
/kawrk/, n. 1. a county in Munster province, in S Republic of Ireland. 266,019; 2881 sq. mi. (7460 sq. km). 2. a seaport in and the county seat of Cork, in the S part. 136,344. * ...
Cork and Orrery, Mary Monckton, countess of
▪ English society hostess born May 21, 1746, London died May 30, 1840, London       society hostess whose “conversation parties” were attended by leading figures ...
cork cambium
Bot. phellogen. [1875-80] * * *
cork elm
cork elm n. any of several tall elms (genus Ulmus) of the E U.S., with corky ridges, as wahoo * * *
cork oak
cork (def. 2). [1870-75] * * *
cork tree
1. the cork oak, Quercus suber, of the beech family. 2. any of several Asian citrus trees of the genus Phellodendron, having a corky bark. [1400-50; late ME] * * * ▪ ...
Cork, Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of
▪ English colonist born Oct. 13, 1566, Canterbury, Kent, Eng. died Sept. 15, 1643, Youghal, County Cork, Ire.       English colonizer of Munster (southwestern Ireland) ...
/kawr"kij/, n. a fee charged, as in a restaurant, for serving wine or liquor brought in by the patron. [1830-40; CORK + -AGE] * * *
/kawrk"bawrd', -bohrd'/, n. 1. an insulating material made of compressed cork, used in building, for industrial purposes, etc. 2. a bulletin board made of this ...
/kawrkt/, adj. 1. stopped or closed with a cork. 2. corky (def. 2). 3. blackened with burnt cork. [1510-20; CORK + -ED3] * * *
/kawr"keuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that corks. 2. Informal. something that closes a discussion or settles a question. 3. Informal. someone or something that is astonishing or ...
See corky. * * *
/kawr"king/, Informal. adj. 1. excellent; fine. adv. 2. very: a corking good time. [1890-95; CORK + -ING2] * * *
cork oak n. A Mediterranean evergreen oak tree (Quercus suber) having thick bark that is periodically stripped, yielding commercial cork. Also called cork tree. * * *
/kawrk"skrooh'/, n. 1. an instrument typically consisting of a metal spiral with a sharp point at one end and a transverse handle at the other, used for drawing corks from ...
corkscrew flower
snailflower. [1710-20] * * *
cork tree n. 1. See cork oak. 2. Any of various deciduous trees of the genus Phellodendron native to eastern Asia and cultivated as an ornamental, especially P. amurense, having ...
/kawrk"wood'/, n. 1. a stout shrub or small tree, Leitneria floridana, having light green deciduous leaves, woolly catkins, and a drupaceous fruit. 2. any of certain trees and ...
—corkiness, n. /kawr"kee/, adj., corkier, corkiest. 1. of the nature of cork; corklike. 2. Also, corked. (of wine, brandy, etc.) spoiled, esp. by a tainted cork. [1595-1605; ...
▪ Italy       city, western Sicily, Italy. The name Qurliyūn is found in Arab sources of the 9th century AD; the city was probably an earlier Byzantine foundation. ...
/kawr"lis/, n. George Henry, 1817-88, U.S. engineer and inventor. * * *
—cormlike, adj. —cormoid, adj. —cormous, adj. /kawrm/, n. Bot. an enlarged, fleshy, bulblike base of a stem, as in the crocus. [1820-30; < NL cormus < Gk kormós a tree ...
Cormac McCarthy
➡ McCarthy (I) * * *
Cormack [kôr′mak] Allan (MacLeod) 1924-98; U.S. physicist, born in South Africa * * *
Cormack, Allan M(acLeod)
born Feb. 23, 1924, Johannesburg, S.Af. died May 7, 1998, Winchester, Mass., U.S. South African-born U.S. physicist. After doing research on the interaction of subatomic ...
Cormack, Allan MacLeod
▪ 1999       South African-born American physicist (b. Feb. 23, 1924, Johannesburg, S.Af.—d. May 7, 1998, Winchester, Mass.), formulated the mathematical algorithms ...
Cormack,Allan MacLeod
Cor·mack (kôrʹmək), Allan MacLeod. 1924-1998. South African-born American physicist. He shared a 1979 Nobel Prize for developing the CAT scan x-ray technique. * * *
(1926– ) a US director of cheap horror and crime films. He is best known for directing several films based on stories by Edgar Allan Poe. These include The Pit and the Pendulum ...
Corman, Roger
▪ American writer and director in full  Roger William Corman  born April 5, 1926, Detroit, Mich., U.S.       motion picture director, producer, and distributor known ...
Corman, Roger (William)
born April 5, 1926, Detroit, Mich., U.S. U.S. film director and producer. He directed his first films, Five Guns West and Apache Woman,in 1955, and by 1960 he was one of the ...
/kawr"meuhl, kawr mel"/, n. a small new corm that is vegetatively propagated by a fully mature corm. [1895-1900; CORM + -el dim. suffix, as in CARPEL, PEDICEL, etc. ( < L -ellus; ...
Cormier, Robert Edmund
▪ 2001       American children's writer (b. Jan. 17, 1925, Leominster, Mass.—d. Nov. 2, 2000, Boston, Mass.), was an award-winning journalist for the Fitchburg (Mass.) ...
/kawr"meuhr euhnt/, n. 1. any of several voracious, totipalmate seabirds of the family Phalacrocoracidae, as Phalacrocorax carbo, of America, Europe, and Asia, having a long neck ...
corn1 /kawrn/, n. 1. Also called Indian corn; esp. technical and Brit., maize. a tall cereal plant, Zea mays, cultivated in many varieties, having a jointed, solid stem and ...
corn beef
corned beef. * * *
Corn Belt
a region in the midwestern U.S., esp. Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana, excellent for raising corn and cornfed livestock. [1880-85] * * * Traditional area, midwestern U.S. Roughly ...
corn borer
any of several pyralid moths, as Pyrausta (ostrinia) nubilalis (European corn borer), the larvae of which bore into the stem and crown of corn and other plants. [1915-20] * * *
corn bread
1. Also called Indian bread. a bread made of cornmeal. 2. (esp. in northeastern U.S.) a sourdough rye bread, moist and heavy in texture. [1740-50, Amer.] * * *
corn broom
Northeastern U.S. Older Use. a broom made from the panicles of broomcorn. [1810-20] * * *
corn cake
Midland and Southern U.S. a flat corn bread baked on a griddle. [1785-95, Amer.] Regional Variation. See pancake. * * *
corn chip
a thin, crisp piece of snack food made from cornmeal. [1945-50] * * *
corn circle
➡ crop circle. * * *
corn cockle
a plant, Agrostemma githago, of the pink family, having magenta-purple flowers and occurring commonly as a weed among crops of grain. [1705-15] * * *
corn color
—corn-colored, adj. light yellow. [1850-55] * * *
corn crake
a short-billed Eurasian rail, Crex crex, frequenting grainfields. Also called land rail. [1545-55] * * *
corn dodger
1. South Midland and Southern U.S. a small, usually oval cake made of corn bread and baked or fried hard in a skillet. 2. Chiefly South Atlantic States and Eastern Virginia. a ...
corn dog
a sandwich consisting of a frankfurter baked or fried in corn bread and usually spread with mustard before eating: often served on a stick. [1965-70, Amer.] * * *
corn dolly
n (BrE) a small figure made from pieces of wheat or dried grass twisted together. Originally corn dollies were made as symbols for the gathering of crops, but now they are ...
corn earworm
/ear"werrm'/ the larva of a cosmopolitan noctuid moth, Heliothis zea, that is highly destructive to crops, esp. corn, cotton, and tomato. Also called bollworm, cotton bollworm, ...
corn flour
1. flour made from corn. 2. Brit. cornstarch. [1665-75, Amer.] * * *
corn gluten
gluten separated from corn during milling, used primarily as a livestock feed. * * *
corn grits
(used with a sing. or pl. v.) hominy grits. [1830-40, Amer.] * * *
corn harvester
▪ agriculture       machine designed for harvesting corn and preparing it for storage. The earliest corn-harvesting devices, such as the horse-drawn sled cutter, severed ...
Corn Islands
Spanish Islas del Maíz Two small islands, Caribbean Sea. Known as Great Corn and Little Corn, they lie about 40 mi (64 km) off the coast of Nicaragua and were leased to the ...
Corn Law
Eng. Hist. any of the laws regulating domestic and foreign trading of grain, the last of which was repealed in 1846. * * * ▪ British history       in English history, ...
Corn Laws
Corn Laws n. in England, certain laws imposing heavy duties on the importation of grain, repealed in 1846 * * * n [pl] a set of British laws, first introduced in the Middle ...
corn lily
1. any of several plants of the genus Ixia, of the iris family, native to southern Africa, having spikes of flowers and grown as an ornamental. 2. a woodland plant, Clintonia ...
corn liquor.
See corn whiskey. [1920-25, Amer.] * * *
corn marigold
a composite plant, Chrysanthemum segetum, of Eurasia, having daisylike, solitary yellow flowers. [1590-1600] * * *
Corn Mother
▪ religion also called  Corn Maiden         mythological figure believed, among indigenous agricultural tribes in North America (American Indian), to be responsible ...
corn muffin
a muffin, often shaped like a cupcake, made from cornmeal. [1835-45, Amer.] * * *
corn oil
a pale-yellow, water-insoluble liquid oil obtained by expressing the germs of corn kernels, used in the preparation of foodstuffs, lubricants, soaps, and hair dressings. Also ...
corn picker
—corn picking. a machine for picking the ears of corn from standing stalks and removing the husks. [1940-45, Amer.] * * *
corn plant
any of several treelike tropical plants of the genus Draecena, esp. D. fragrans massangeana, widely cultivated as a houseplant. * * *
corn pone
Southern U.S. corn bread, esp. of a plain or simple kind. [1855-60, Amer.] * * *
corn poppy
a common Old World poppy, Papaver rhoeas, having bright-red flowers. Also called field poppy, Flanders poppy. [1875-80; so called from its growing in grainfields] * * * ▪ ...
corn rootworm
the larva of any of several leaf beetles of the genus Diabrotica that feeds on roots and underground stems: an agricultural pest, esp. of corn. [1890-95, Amer.] * * *
corn salad
any of several plants of the genus Valerianella, of the valerian family, esp. V. locusta (or V. olitoria), having small light blue flowers and tender, narrow leaves eaten in ...
corn silk
the long, threadlike, silky styles on an ear of corn. [1850-55] * * *
corn smut
a disease of corn caused by a fungus, Ustilago maydis, and characterized by blackish, powdery masses of spores on the affected parts of the plant. [1880-85] * * * ▪ ...
corn snake
a large, harmless rat snake, Elaphe guttata guttata, of the southeastern U.S., having yellow, tan, or gray scales with dark-red blotches: once common in cornfields but now an ...
corn snow
Skiing. snow in the form of small pellets or grains produced by the alternate melting and freezing of a snow layer. Also called corn, spring snow. [1930-35] * * *
corn stack
Delmarva Peninsula. corncrib. * * *
corn sugar
dextrose. [1840-50, Amer.] * * *
corn syrup
syrup prepared from corn. [1900-05, Amer.] * * * Sweet syrup produced by breaking down (hydrolyzing) cornstarch (a product of corn). Corn syrup contains dextrins, maltose, and ...
corn whiskey
whiskey made from a mash having at least 80 percent corn. Also called corn, corn liquor. [1835-45, Amer.] * * *
Corn, Alfred
▪ American poet in full  Alfred Dewitt Corn III   born Aug. 14, 1943, Bainbridge, Ga., U.S.       American poet known for meditative lyrics that show a mastery of ...
/kawrn"krak'euhr/, n. Slang (disparaging and offensive). one of a poor class of white people in the southern U.S.; cracker. [1825-35, Amer.; CORN1 + CRACKER] * * *
corn-fed (kôrnʹfĕd') adj. 1. Fed on corn: corn-fed pigs. 2. Slang. Healthy and strong, but provincial and unsophisticated. * * *
corn-leaf aphid
/kawrn"leef'/ a green aphid, Rhopalosiphum maidis, widely distributed in the U.S.: a pest of corn and other grasses. [1935-40] * * *
/kawrn"pohn'/, adj. Usually Disparaging. of or characteristic of an unsophisticated rural person, esp. from the South; hick: a corn-pone accent. [1965-70] * * *
corn-root aphid
/kawrn"rooht', -root'/ an aphid, Anuraphis maidiradicis, that lives as a symbiont in colonies of cornfield ants and feeds on the roots of corn: an agricultural pest. * * *
1. Cornish. 2. Cornwall. * * *
/kawr nay"sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the Cornaceae, the dogwood family of plants. Cf. dogwood family. [ < NL Cornace(ae) (Corn(us) the type genus (see CORNEL) + -aceae -ACEAE) + ...
▪ plant order Introduction   dogwood order of flowering plants, comprising 7 families and almost 600 species. The main families are Cornaceae, Hydrangeaceae, and Loasaceae. ...
Cornaro, Caterina
▪ queen of Cyprus born 1454, Venice, Venetian republic [Italy] died July 10, 1510, Venice       Venetian noblewoman who became queen of Cyprus by marrying James II, ...
/kawrn"bawl'/, n. 1. popcorn rolled into a ball and flavored with molasses or caramel. 2. Informal. a. a person who indulges in clichés or sentimentality. b. a country bumpkin; ...
Corn Belt (kôrn) An agricultural region of the central United States primarily in Iowa and Illinois but also including parts of Indiana, Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska, ...
corn borer n. 1. The larva of a European moth (Pyrausta nubilalis), now common in many areas of eastern North America, that feeds on and destroys corn and other plants, including ...
corn·braid (kôrnʹbrād') tr.v. corn·braid·ed, corn·braid·ing, corn·braids To style (hair) in rows of thin braids; cornrow.   cornʹbraid' n. * * *
corn bread or corn·bread (kôrnʹbrĕd') n. Bread made from cornmeal. * * * ▪ food       any of various breads made wholly or in part of cornmeal, corn (maize) ground ...
☆ corncake [kôrn′kāk΄ ] n. JOHNNYCAKE * * * corn cake or corn·cake (kôrnʹkāk') n. Chiefly Southern & Midland U.S. See johnnycake. See Regional Note at johnnycake. * * ...
corn chip n. A thin crisp piece of food made from cornmeal batter. * * *
/kawrn"kob'/, n. 1. the elongated woody core in which the grains of an ear of corn are embedded. 2. Also called corncob pipe. a tobacco pipe with a bowl made from a ...
corncob pipe
☆ corncob pipe n. a tobacco pipe with a bowl made of a hollowed piece of dried corncob * * *
corncob pipe n. A pipe with a bowl made of a dried hollowed corncob. * * *
corn cockle n. A weedy annual Mediterranean plant (Agrostemma githago) having reddish-purple flowers and opposite leaves. * * *
corncrake [kôrn′krāk΄] n. 〚see CRAKE〛 a brown, short-billed N European rail (Crex crex), often found in grainfields * * * corn·crake (kôrnʹkrāk') n. A common ...
/kawrn"krib'/, n. a ventilated structure for the storage of unhusked corn. [1675-85; CORN1 + CRIB] * * *

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