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crystallization
/kris'tl euh zay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or process of crystallizing. 2. a crystallized body or formation. [1655-65; CRYSTALL- + -IZATION] * * *
crystallize
—crystallizability, n. —crystallizable, adj. —crystallizer, n. /kris"tl uyz'/, v., crystallized, crystallizing. v.t. 1. to form into crystals; cause to assume crystalline ...
crystallizer
See crystallizable. * * *
crystallo ceramie
▪ glass also called  Cameo Incrustation, Crystal Cameo, or Sulphides,    cut crystal glass in which a decorative ceramic object is embedded. A Bohemian invention of the ...
crystallo-
a combining form meaning "crystal," used in the formation of compound words: crystallography. Also, crystall-, crystalli-. [ < Gk krystallo-, comb. form of krýstallos CRYSTAL] * ...
crystallographer
See crystallography. * * *
crystallographic
—crystallographically, adv. /kris'tl euh graf"ik/, adj. of, pertaining to, or dealing with crystals or crystallography. Also, crystallographical. [1790-1800; CRYSTALLO- + ...
crystallographic axis
Crystall. one of the imaginary reference lines passing through the center of an ideal crystal, designated a, b, or c. [1855-60] * * *
crystallographical
See crystallographer. * * *
crystallographically
See crystallographer. * * *
crystallography
—crystallographer, n. /kris'tl og"reuh fee/, n. the science dealing with crystallization and the forms and structure of crystals. [1795-1805; CRYSTALLO- + -GRAPHY] * * ...
crystalloid
—crystalloidal, adj. /kris"tl oyd'/, n. 1. a usually crystallizable substance that, when dissolved in a liquid, will diffuse readily through vegetable or animal membranes. 2. ...
crystalloidal
See crystalloid. * * *
Crystallose
/kris"tl ohs'/, Trademark. a brand of saccharin sodium. * * *
crystalpleat
crystal pleat n. One of a series of very narrow pleats creased in the same direction. * * *
Crystals
➡ New Age * * *
crystalset
crystal set n. An early radio receiver using a crystal detector. * * *
crystalviolet
crystal violet n. A dye derived from gentian violet that is used as a general biological stain and an acid-base indicator. * * *
Cs
Symbol, Chem. cesium. * * *
cS
centistoke; centistokes. Also, cs. * * *
CS gas
CS (gas) or CS [sē΄es′] n. a powerful tear gas, ClC6H4CH=C(CN) 2, with the odor of pepper, used by the police and the military, especially to control riots * * *
cs.
case; cases. * * *
CSA
See Community Services Administration. * * *
csardas
/chahr"dahsh/, n. czardas. * * *
Csáth, Géza
▪ Hungarian short-story writer and music critic Hungarian form  Csáth Géza , original name  József Brenner  born Feb. 13, 1887, Szabadka, Austria-Hungary died Sept. 29, ...
CSC
Civil Service Commission. * * *
csc
Trig. cosecant. * * *
CSCE
See Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe. * * *
csch
csch abbr. hyperbolic cosecant. * * *
CSEA
Civil Service Employees Association. * * *
CSF
Physiol. cerebrospinal fluid. * * *
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
a US television drama series on CBS, which has been shown in other countries, about a team of forensic scientists who use scientific techniques to investigate and solve serious ...
csk.
cask. * * *
CSM
CSM abbrev. Command Sergeant Major * * *
Csók, István
▪ Hungarian painter Hungarian form  Csók István  born Feb. 13, 1865, Sáregres, Hung. died Feb. 1, 1961, Budapest       Hungarian painter. In the 1880s Csók ...
Csokonai Vitéz, Mihály
▪ Hungarian poet born Nov. 17, 1773, Debrecen, Hung. died Jan. 28, 1805, Debrecen  the outstanding poet of the Hungarian Enlightenment.       Csokonai's early ...
Csongrád
▪ county, Hungary       megye (county), southeastern Hungary. It is bordered by the counties of Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok to the north and Békés to the east, by Romania ...
Csontváry-Kosztka, Tivadar
▪ Hungarian artist Hungarian form  Csontváry-Kosztka Tivadar  born July 5, 1853, Kisszeben, Hung. [now Sebinov, Slvk.] died June 20, 1919, Budapest       Hungarian ...
CSP
CSP abbrev. 〚L Congregatio Sancti Pauli〛 Congregation of Saint Paul * * *
CST
Central Standard Time. Also, C.S.T., c.s.t. * * *
CSW
Certified Social Worker. Also, C.S.W. * * *
CSX Corporation
▪ American company       company formed by the merger of the Chessie System, Inc., and Seaboard Coast Line Industries, Inc., in 1980. It operates railroads in 18 states, ...
CT
1. Central time. 2. computed tomography. 3. Connecticut (approved esp. for use with zip code). * * *
CT scan
CT scan n. 〚c(omputerized) t(omography)〛 1. a noninvasive method of diagnosing disorders of the body, esp. of the soft tissues, including the brain: it uses a computerized ...
CT scan.
See CAT scan. * * *
CT scanner.
See CAT scanner. * * *
Ct.
1. Connecticut. 2. Count. * * *
ct.
1. carat; carats. 2. cent; cents. 3. centum. 4. certificate. 5. county. 6. court. * * *
CTA
commodities trading adviser. * * *
CTC
Citizens' Training Corps. * * *
ctenidium
—ctenidial, adj. /ti nid"ee euhm/, n., pl. ctenidia /-nid"ee euh/. Zool. any of various comblike or featherlike structures, as the row of stiff bristles on the legs of a ...
ctenizid
/ten"euh zid/, n. 1. a spider of the family Ctenizidae, comprising the trap-door spiders. adj. 2. belonging or pertaining to the ctenizids. [ < NL Ctenizidae name of the family, ...
cteno-
a combining form meaning "comb," used in the formation of compound words: Ctenophora. [ < Gk kteno-, comb. form of kteís comb (gen. ktenós)] * * *
ctenoid
/tee"noyd, ten"oyd/, adj. Zool. 1. comblike or pectinate; rough-edged. 2. having rough-edged scales. [1830-40; < Gk ktenoeidés like a comb. See CTENO-, -OID] * * *
Ctenophora
/ti nof"euhr euh/, n. the phylum comprising the comb jellies. [ < NL, neut. pl. of CTENOPHORUS CTENOPHORE] * * *
ctenophoran
/ti nof"euhr euhn/, n. 1. ctenophore. adj. 2. Also, ctenophoric /ten'euh fawr"ik, -for"-/, ctenophorous /ti nof"euhr euhs/. belonging or pertaining to the Ctenophora. [1875-80; ...
ctenophore
/ten"euh fawr', -fohr', tee"neuh-/, n. any gelatinous marine invertebrate of the phylum Ctenophora; a comb jelly. [1880-85; < NL ctenophorus. See CTENO-, -PHORE] * * * or comb ...
Ctesias
▪ Greek physician and historian born late 5th century BC, Cnidus, Caria [now in Turkey]       Greek physician and historian of Persia and India whose works were popular ...
Ctesibius of Alexandria
or Ktesibios of Alexandria flourished с 270 BC Greek physicist and inventor. He was the first great figure of the ancient engineering tradition of Alexandria, Egypt, which ...
Ctesiphon
/tes"euh fon'/, n. a ruined city in Iraq, on the Tigris, near Baghdad: an ancient capital of Parthia. * * * Ancient city, central Mesopotamia. Located on the Tigris River, ...
ctf
certificate. * * *
ctg.
1. Also, ctge. cartage. 2. cartridge. * * *
ctge.
ctge. abbr. cartage. * * *
ctmo.
ctmo. abbr. centimo. * * *
ctn
Trig. cotangent. * * *
ctn.
pl. ctns. carton. * * *
ctr
ctr abbrev. center * * *
ctr.
center. * * *
ctrl
ctrl abbr. control key. * * *
CTS
CTS abbr. carpal tunnel syndrome. * * *
cts.
1. centimes. 2. cents. 3. certificates. * * *
CTscan
CT scan (sēʹtēʹ) n. See CAT scan. * * *
CTscanner
CT scanner n. See CAT scanner. * * *
ctvo.
ctvo. abbr. centavo. * * *
CU
close-up. * * *
Cu
Symbol, Chem. copper. [ < L cuprum] * * *
cu
cubic. * * *
Cú Chulainn
or Cuchulain In ancient Irish Gaelic literature, a powerful warrior and the central character in the Ulster cycle. The son of the god Lugus and Dechtire, sister of Conchobar ...
cu cm
cubic centimeter; cubic centimeters. Also, cu. cm. * * *
Cu.
cumulus. * * *
cu.
1. cubic. 2. cumulus. * * *
cu. ft.
cubic foot; cubic feet. * * *
cu. in.
cubic inch; cubic inches. * * *
Cua, Paulus
▪ Vietnamese scholar original name  Huynh Tinh Cua  born 1834, Baria, Vietnam died 1907, Saigon [now Ho Chi Minh City]       Vietnamese scholar who contributed to the ...
Cuadra, Pablo Antonio
▪ 2003       Nicaraguan poet (b. Nov. 4, 1912, Managua, Nic.—d. Jan. 2, 2002, Managua), was a leading exponent of the vanguardia, a literary movement that emerged in ...
cuadrilla
/kwah dree"yeuh, -dreel"yeuh/; Sp. /kwah dhrddee"lyah, -dhrddee"yah/, n., pl. cuadrillas /-dree"yeuhz, -dreel"yeuhz/; Sp. /-dhrddee"lyahs, -dhrddee"yahs/. the group of assistants ...
Cuando
Cuan·do also Kwan·do (kwänʹdō) A river rising in central Angola and flowing about 965 km (600 mi) generally southeast and east to the Zambezi River. * * *
Cuanza
Cuan·za also Kwan·za (kwänʹzə) A river rising in central Angola and flowing about 805 km (500 mi) generally northwest to the Atlantic Ocean. * * *
Cuanza River
▪ river, Angola also spelled  Coanza,  Kuanza,  Kwanza,  or  Quanza   river in central Angola, rising about 50 miles (80 km) southeast of Chitembo on the Bié Plateau ...
cuatro
cuat·ro (kwäʹtrō) n. pl. cuat·ros A small guitarlike instrument of Latin America, usually having four or five pairs of strings.   [Spanish, from Latin quattuor, four. See ...
Cuauhtémoc
or Guatimozin born с 1495 died Feb. 26, 1522 Last Aztec emperor, nephew and son-in-law of Montezuma II. He became emperor on the death of Montezuma's successor in 1520, while ...
cub
—cubbish, adj. /kub/, n., v. cubbed, cubbing. n. 1. the young of certain animals, as the bear, lion, or tiger. 2. a young shark. 3. a young and inexperienced person, esp. a ...
cub reporter
a young and rather inexperienced newspaper reporter. [1895-1900] * * *
cub scout
(sometimes caps.) a member of the junior division (ages 8-10) of the Boy Scouts. * * *
cub shark.
See bull shark. * * *
cub.
cubic. * * *
Cuba
—Cuban, adj., n. /kyooh"beuh/; Sp. /kooh"vah/, n. a republic in the Caribbean, S of Florida: largest island in the West Indies. 10,999,041; 44,218 sq. mi. (114,525 sq. km). ...
Cuba libre
/kyooh"beuh lee"breuh/ a drink of rum and cola. [1895-1900; < Sp: lit., free Cuba (a toast used in the uprising against Spain in 1895)] * * *
Cuba, flag of
▪ Flag History       national flag with three blue and two white horizontal stripes and a red triangle at the hoist bearing a white star. The width-to-length ratio of ...
cubage
/kyooh"bij/, n. cubic content, displacement, or volume. [1830-40; CUBE1 + -AGE] * * *
Cuban
See Cuba. * * *
Cuban heel
a broad heel of medium height, straight in front and slightly tapered toward the bottom in the rear, used on women's shoes. [1905-10] * * *
Cuban Independence Movement
▪ Cuban history       nationalist uprising in Cuba against Spanish rule. It began with the unsuccessful Ten Years' War (Guerra de los Diez Años; 1868–78) and ...
Cuban League
▪ baseball league, Cuba       the earliest baseball league founded in Latin America (see also Sidebar: Latin Americans in Major League Baseball).       Baseball ...
Cuban missile crisis
a dangerous political situation that developed in 1962 between the US and USSR. President Kennedy became aware that there were Soviet nuclear weapons in Cuba and sent the US Navy ...
Cuban royal palm
a feather palm, Roystonea regia, of tropical America, having a trunk that is swollen in the middle, drooping leaves from 10 to 15 ft. (3 to 5 m) long, and small, round fruit. * * ...
Cuban sandwich
Chiefly Southern Florida and New York City. a hero sandwich, esp. with ham, pork, cheese, and pickles, often grilled. [1975-80] Regional Variation. See hero sandwich. * * *
cubanelle
cu·ba·nelle (kyo͞o'bə-nĕlʹ) n. A cultivar of the tropical pepper Capsicum annuum having long, sweet, pale green to red fruits used in cooking.   [Ultimately after ...
Cubango
/koo bahonn"goo/, n. Portuguese name of Okavango. * * *
Cubanheel
Cuban heel n. A broad heel of moderate height with a slightly tapered back and straight front, used in shoes and some boots. * * *
cubanite
▪ mineral       a copper and iron sulfide mineral (CuFe2S3) that characteristically occurs with chalcopyrite or pyrrhotite in deposits formed at high temperatures, as in ...
Cubansandwich
Cuban sandwich n. Florida See submarine. See Regional Note at submarine. * * *
Cubatão
▪ Brazil       city, eastern São Paulo estado (state), southeastern Brazil. It is situated on the Atlantic coastal lowlands 16 miles (26 km) northwest of the port of ...
cubature
/kyooh"beuh cheuhr/, n. 1. the determination of the cubic contents of something. 2. cubic contents. [1670-80; CUBE1 + -ature, after QUADRATURE] * * *
Cubba
/kooh"bah/, n. a female day name for Wednesday. See under day name. Also, Cuba. * * *
Cubbena
/kooh"beuh nah'/, n. a male day name for Tuesday. See under day name. * * *
cubby
/kub"ee/, n., pl. cubbies. 1. a cubbyhole. 2. any of a group of small boxlike enclosures or compartments, open at the front, in which children can keep their belongings, as at a ...
cubbyhole
/kub"ee hohl'/, n. 1. pigeonhole. 2. a small, snug place. [1835-45; CUBBY + HOLE] * * *
cube
cube1 —cuber, n. /kyoohb/, n., v., cubed, cubing. n. 1. a solid bounded by six equal squares, the angle between any two adjacent faces being a right angle. 2. an object, either ...
cube root
Math. a quantity of which a given quantity is the cube: The cube root of 64 is 4. [1690-1700] * * *
cube steak
a thin, square or round cut of beef tenderized by cubing. Also, cubed steak. [1925-30] * * *
cubeb
/kyooh"beb/, n. the spicy fruit or drupe of an East Indian climbing shrub, Piper cubeba, of the pepper family. [1250-1300; < ML cubeba < Ar kubabah (classical Ar kababah); r. ME ...
cuber
See cube. * * *
cuberoot
cube root n. A number whose cube is equal to a given number. * * *
cubesteak
cube steak n. A thin slice of beef tenderized by cubing. * * *
cubic
—cubicity /kyooh bis"i tee/, n. /kyooh"bik/, adj. 1. having three dimensions; solid. 2. having the form of a cube; cubical. 3. pertaining to the measurement of volume: the ...
cubic measure
1. the measurement of volume or space by means of cubic units. 2. a system of such units, esp. that in which 1728 cubic inches = 1 cubic foot and 27 cubic feet = 1 cubic yard, or ...
cubic zirconia
/zerr koh"nee euh/, pl. zirconias. an artificial crystal resembling a diamond in refraction, dispersion, hardness, and color, used in jewelry. Abbr.: CZ Sometimes, cubic ...
cubical
—cubically, adv. —cubicalness, n. /kyooh"bi keuhl/, adj. 1. having the form of a cube. 2. of or pertaining to volume. [1490-1500; CUBIC + -AL1] * * *
cubically
See cubical. * * *
cubicalness
See cubically. * * *
cubicle
/kyooh"bi keuhl/, n. 1. a small space or compartment partitioned off. 2. carrel (def. 1). 3. a bedroom, esp. one of a number of small ones in a divided dormitory, as in English ...
cubicly
See cubic. * * *
cubicmeasure
cubic measure n. A unit, such as a cubic foot, or a system of units used to measure volume or capacity. * * *
cubiculum
/kyooh bik"yeuh leuhm/, n., pl. cubicula /-leuh/. Archaeol. a burial chamber, as in catacombs. [1825-35; < L: bedroom. See CUBICLE] * * *
cubiczirconia
cubic zirconia n. A synthetic gemstone, ZrO2, used in jewelry as an artificial diamond. * * *
cubiform
/kyooh"beuh fawrm'/, adj. shaped like a cube. [1720-30; CUBE1 + -I- + -FORM] * * *
cubism
—cubist, n. —cubistic, adj. /kyooh"biz euhm/, n. (sometimes cap.) Fine Arts. a style of painting and sculpture developed in the early 20th century, characterized chiefly by ...
cubist
See cubism. * * *
cubistic
See cubist. * * *
cubistically
See cubist. * * *
cubit
/kyooh"bit/, n. an ancient linear unit based on the length of the forearm, from elbow to the tip of the middle finger, usually from 17 to 21 in. (43 to 53 cm). [1325-75; ME, OE < ...
cubital
/kyooh"bi tl/, adj. 1. Anat., Zool. pertaining to, involving, or situated near the cubitus. n. 2. Ornith. Now Rare. a secondary feather. [1375-1425 for an earlier sense; late ME ...
cubital furrow
(in certain insects) a crease, between the cubital and anal veins, along which the wing folds. * * *
cubitus
/kyooh"bi teuhs/, n., pl. cubiti /-tuy'/. 1. a longitudinal vein in the rear portion of the wing of an insect. 2. Anat. a. the forearm. b. Now Rare. the ulna. [1820-30; < NL, L, ...
cuboid
/kyooh"boyd/, adj. 1. Also, cuboidal. 2. resembling a cube in form. 3. Anat. noting or pertaining to the outermost bone of the distal row of tarsal bones. n. 4. Math. a ...
cuboidal
See cuboid. * * *
cuboidal epithelium
Biol. epithelium consisting of one or more layers of cells of cuboid or polyhedral shape. * * *
cuboidalepithelium
cuboidal epithelium n. Epithelial tissue consisting of one or more cell layers, the most superficial of which is composed of cube-shaped or somewhat prismatic cells. * * *
CubScout
Cub Scout n. A member of the junior division of the Boy Scouts, for boys of ages eight through ten. * * *
cucaracha
cucaracha [ko͞o΄kä rä′chä] n. 〚Sp〛 a cockroach * * *
Cuccia, Enrico
▪ 2001       Italian banker (b. Nov. 24, 1907, Rome, Italy—d. June 23, 2000, Milan, Italy), as the cofounder (1946), managing director (1946–82), and honorary ...
cuchifrito
☆ cuchifrito [ko͞o΄chē frē′tō ] n. pl. cuchifritos 〚AmSp < cuchí, pig + frito, fried〛 a small piece of pork, pig's stomach, etc. dipped in batter and deep-fried * * ...
Cuchulain
Cuchulain or Cuchullin [ko͞o kul′in] n. 〚Ir〛 Celt. Legend a heroic warrior who single-handedly defends his country against invaders * * * Cu·chul·ain or Cu·chul·ainn ...
Cuchulainn
/kooh kul"in, kooh"khoo lin/, n. Irish Legend. a hero of Ulster and the subject of many legends. * * *
cucina
cucina [ko͞o chē′nä] n. 〚It〛 style of cooking; cuisine * * *
cucking and ducking stools
▪ punishment       a method of punishment by means of humiliation, beating, or death. The cucking stool (also known as a “scolding stool” or a “stool of ...
cucking stool
/kuk"ing/ a former instrument of punishment consisting of a chair in which an offender was strapped, to be mocked and pelted or ducked in water. [1175-1225; ME cucking stol, ...
cuckingstool
cuck·ing stool (kŭkʹĭng) n. An instrument of punishment no longer in use, consisting of a chair in which the offender was tied and exposed to public derision or ducked in ...
cuckold
—cuckoldly, adv. /kuk"euhld/, n. 1. the husband of an unfaithful wife. v.t. 2. to make a cuckold of (a husband). [1200-50; ME cukeweld, later cok(k)ewold, cukwold < AF *cucuald ...
cuckold's knot
Naut. a hitch, as for holding a spar, consisting of a single loop with the overlapping parts of the rope seized together. Also called cuckold's neck, ring seizing, throat ...
cuckoldry
/kuk"euhl dree/, n. 1. the act of making someone's husband a cuckold. 2. the state or quality of being a cuckold. [1520-30; CUCKOLD + -RY] * * *
cuckoo
/kooh"kooh, kook"ooh/, n., pl. cuckoos, v., cuckooed, cuckooing, adj. n. 1. a common European bird, Cuculus canorus, of the family Cuculidae, noted for its characteristic call ...
cuckoo clock
a wall or shelf clock, often carved and decorated, that announces the hours by a sound like the call of the cuckoo, usually accompanied by the appearance of an imitation bird ...
cuckoo roller
▪ bird also called  Courol        (Leptosomus discolor), little-known bird of Madagascar and the neighbouring Comoros, named for its superficial resemblance to ...
cuckoo spit
cuckoo spit or cuckoo spittle n. 1. a frothy substance produced on plants by the nymphs of spittlebugs to envelop their larvae 2. such an insect * * *
cuckoo wasp
any of several small, metallic-green or -blue wasps of the family Chrysididae that deposit their eggs in nests of other wasps. * * * ▪ insect also called  Ruby-tailed Wasp, ...
cuckoo-shrike
/kooh"kooh shruyk', kook"ooh-/, n. any of numerous Old World passerine birds of the family Campephagidae, certain species of which superficially resemble cuckoos and have hooked ...
cuckoo-spit
/kooh"kooh spit', kook"ooh-/, n. 1. Also called frog spit. a frothy secretion found on plants, exuded by the young of certain insects, as the froghoppers, and serving as a ...
cuckooclock
cuckoo clock n. A wall or shelf clock that announces intervals of time with a sound imitative of a cuckoo's call and often with the simultaneous emergence of a mechanical bird ...
cuckooflower
/kooh"kooh flow'euhr, kook"ooh-/, n. any of various plants, as the lady's-smock or the ragged robin. [1570-80; CUCKOO + FLOWER, so called because it is found in bloom when the ...
cuckoopint
/kooh"kooh puynt', kook"ooh-/, n. a common European arum, Arum maculatum. Also called lords-and-ladies. [1545-55; apocopated var. of obs. cuckoopintle, late ME cokkupyntel (see ...
cuckoospit
cuckoo spit n. A frothy mass of liquid secreted on plant stems as a protective covering by nymphs of the spittlebug. Also called frog spit. * * *
cuculiform
▪ bird order Introduction    any member of a cosmopolitan group of birds (bird) containing two very distinct families, the cuckoos (cuckoo) (Cuculidae) and the hoatzin ...
cucullate
/kyooh"keuh layt', kyooh kul"ayt/, adj. resembling a cowl or hood. Also, cucullated /kyooh"keuh lay'tid, kyooh kul"ay-/. [1785-95; < LL cucullatus having a hood, equiv. to L ...
cucullately
See cucullate. * * *
cucumber
/kyooh"kum beuhr/, n. 1. a creeping plant, Cucumis sativus, of the gourd family, occurring in many cultivated forms. 2. the edible, fleshy fruit of this plant, of a cylindrical ...
cucumber beetle
any leaf beetle of the genus Diabrotica and related genera that feeds on cucumbers and other plants of the gourd family and is a vector of cucurbit wilt. [1835-45, Amer.] * * ...
cucumber mosaic
Plant Pathol. a viral disease of cucumbers and many other plants, characterized by a mosaic pattern and distortion of leaves and fruits. [1915-20] * * *
cucumber root.
See Indian cucumber root. [1400-50; late ME] * * *
cucumber tree
1. any of several American magnolias, esp. Magnolia acuminata, having ovate leaves, yellowish-green bell-shaped flowers, and dark red, conelike fruit. 2. any of certain other ...
cucumbermosaic
cucumber mosaic n. A viral disease of the cucumber and many other plants, characterized by mottled and curled leaves and misshapen and mottled fruits. * * *
cucumbertree
cucumber tree n. Any of certain magnolias, especially Magnolia acuminata, a deciduous tree of eastern North America, having greenish-yellow flowers and a cucumber-shaped ...
cucurbit
/kyooh kerr"bit/, n. 1. a gourd. 2. any plant of the gourd family. 3. Chem. the gourd-shaped portion of an alembic, a vessel formerly used in distilling. [1350-1400; ME cucurbite ...
cucurbit wilt
Plant Pathol. a disease of cucumbers and other plants of the gourd family, characterized by wilted leaves, caused by a bacterium, Erwinia tracheiphila. * * *
Cucurbitaceae
▪ plant family  the gourd family of flowering plants, belonging to the order Cucurbitales and containing 118 genera and 845 species of food and ornamental plants. It includes ...
cucurbitaceous
/kyooh kerr'bi tay"sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the Cucurbitaceae, the gourd family of plants. Cf. gourd family. [1850-55; < NL Cucurbitace(ae) (see CUCURBIT, -ACEAE) + -OUS] * * *
Cucurbitales
▪ plant order Introduction  small order of flowering plants containing seven families, 129 genera, and 2,295 species. It includes Begoniaceae, or the begonia family, with ...
Cúcuta
/kooh"kooh tah'/, n. a city in E Colombia. 219,772. * * * ▪ Colombia in full  San José de Cúcuta    capital of Norte de Santander departamento, northeastern Colombia, on ...
cud
/kud/, n. 1. the portion of food that a ruminant returns from the first stomach to the mouth to chew a second time. 2. Dial. quid1. 3. chew one's or the cud, Informal. to ...
cuda
/kooh"deuh/, n. Slang. a barracuda. [by aphesis] * * *
Cudahy
/kud"euh hee/, n. 1. a city in SE Wisconsin, near Milwaukee. 19,547. 2. a city in SW California. 17,984. * * *
cudbear
/kud"bair'/, n. a violet coloring matter obtained from various lichens, esp. Lecanora tartarea. [1760-70; coinage by Dr. Cuthbert Gordon, 18th-century Scottish chemist, based on ...
Cuddalore
▪ India       city, northeastern Tamil Nadu (Tamil Nādu) state, southeastern India, on the Bay of Bengal coast. Its name is derived from kuttal-ur (“junction ...
Cuddapah
▪ India       city, south-central Andhra Pradesh state, southern India. The name Cuddapah is derived from the Telugu word kadapa (“gate”). The city is so named ...
cuddle
/kud"l/, v., cuddled, cuddling, n. v.t. 1. to hold close in an affectionate manner; hug tenderly; fondle. v.i. 2. to lie close and snug; nestle. 3. to curl up in going to ...
cuddlesome
cuddlesome [kud′'lsəm] adj. CUDDLY (sense 1) * * * See cuddle. * * *
cuddly
/kud"lee/, adj., cuddlier, cuddliest. suitable for or inviting cuddling: a cuddly teddy bear. Also, cuddlesome /kud"l seuhm/. [1860-65; CUDDLE + -Y1] * * *
cuddly toys
➡ toys and games * * *
cuddy
cuddy1 /kud"ee/, n., pl. cuddies. 1. Naut. a. a small room, cabin, or enclosed space at the bow or stern of a boat, esp. one under the poop. b. a galley or pantry in a small ...
cudgel
—cudgeler; esp. Brit., cudgeller, n. /kuj"euhl/, n., v., cudgeled, cudgeling, or (esp. Brit.) cudgelled, cudgelling. n. 1. a short, thick stick used as a weapon; club. 2. take ...
Cudjo
/kuj"oh/, n. a male day name for Monday. See under day name. Also, Cudjoe. * * *
Cudlipp of Aldingbourne, Hugh Cudlipp, Baron
▪ 1999       British journalist who in 1968 became chairman of the International Publishing Corp., the parent company of the Mirror newspapers; because of innovations he ...
cudweed
/kud"weed'/, n. 1. any of the woolly, composite plants of the genus Gnaphalium, having simple leaves and tubular flowers. 2. any of various plants of allied genera. [1540-50; CUD ...
Cudworth, Ralph
born 1617, Aler, Somerset, Eng. died June 26, 1688, Cambridge English theologian and philosopher. Reared as a Puritan, he eventually adopted Nonconformist views such as the ...
cue
cue1 /kyooh/, n., v., cued, cuing. n. 1. anything said or done, on or off stage, that is followed by a specific line or action: An off-stage door slam was his cue to enter. 2. ...
cue ball
Billiards, Pool. the ball a player strikes with the cue, as distinguished from the other balls on the table. [1880-85; CUE2 + BALL1] * * *
cue bid
Bridge. a bid in a suit showing control of the suit, as having an assured winner or a void. [1930-35] * * *
cue card
Television. a large card, out of range of the camera, on which words or phrases have been printed in large letters for the speaker or performer to read or use as a memory aid ...
cue sheet
a detailed listing of cues for use by a stage manager or the technicians during the production of a play or broadcast. [1925-30] * * *
cue-bid
/kyooh"bid"/, v., cue-bid, cue-bidden or cue-bid, cue-bidding. v.t. 1. to show control of (a suit) by a cue bid. v.i. 2. to make a cue bid. [1960-65] * * *
cueball
cue ball n. The white ball that is propelled with the cue in billiards and pool. * * *
cueca
▪ dance in full  zamacueca , also called  marinera   folk dance of Chile, northern Argentina, and Peru. A courtship dance known since the period of Spanish colonization, ...
cuecard
cue card n. A large card held out of the audience's sight, bearing words or dialogue in large letters as an aid for a speaker or actor chiefly in television broadcasting. * * *
cued speech
(sometimes caps.) a method of communication in which a speaker uses a system of manual cues to aid a lipreader by clarifying potentially ambiguous mouth movements with hand ...
cuedspeech
cued speech (kyo͞od) n. A means of communication in which a speaker uses hand signals to clarify ambiguous mouth movements for lip readers. * * *
cueist
/kyooh"ist/, n. a billiard player. [1865-70; CUE2 + -IST] * * *
Cuenca
/kweng"kah/, n. a city in SW Ecuador. 104,470. * * * ▪ Ecuador in full  Santa Ana de Cuenca    city, south-central Ecuador. It lies in an intermontane basin (cuenca) at ...
Cuenca carpet
 any Spanish floor covering handwoven at the city of Cuenca, between Madrid and Valencia, especially in the 17th and 18th centuries but also more recently. They generally are ...
Cuernavaca
/kwer'neuh vah"keuh/; Sp. /kwerdd'nah vah"kah/, n. a city in and the capital of Morelos, in central Mexico. 357,600. * * * City (pop., 2000: 327,162), capital of Morelos state, ...
cuesta
/kwes"teuh/, n. a long, low ridge with a relatively steep face or escarpment on one side and a long, gentle slope on the other. [1810-20, Amer.; < Sp: shoulder, sloping land < L ...
Cueva, Juan de la
▪ Spanish dramatist and poet in full  Juan de la Cueva de Garoza  born c. 1550, Sevilla [Spain] died c. 1610, Sevilla       Spanish dramatist and poet, one of the ...
Cuevas
/kway"veuhs/; Sp. /kwe"vahs/, n. José Luis /hoh zay" lwees/; Sp. /haw se" lwees/, born 1934, Mexican painter, graphic artist, and illustrator. * * *
cuff
cuff1 /kuf/, n. 1. a fold or band serving as a trimming or finish for the bottom of a sleeve. 2. a turned-up fold, as at the bottom of a trouser leg. 3. the part of a gauntlet or ...
cuff button
the button for a shirt cuff. * * *
cuff link
one of a pair of linked ornamental buttons or buttonlike devices for fastening a shirt cuff. Also, cufflink. [1895-1900] * * * ▪ ornament       small ornamental device, ...
Cuffe
/kuf"ee/, n. Paul, 1759-1817, U.S. merchant, seaman, and philanthropist: advocated U.S. black emigration to Africa. * * *
Cuffee
/kuf"ee/, n. a male day name for Friday. See under day name. Also, Cuffy. * * *
cufflink
cuff link or cuff·link (kŭfʹlĭngk') © School Division, Houghton Mifflin Company n. A fastening for a shirt cuff, usually consisting of two buttons or buttonlike parts ...
Cufic
/kyooh"fik/, adj., n. Kufic. * * *
Cugat, Xavier
▪ Spanish musician in full  Francisco De Asis Javier Cugat Mingall De Brue Y Deulofeo   born Jan. 1, 1900, Barcelona, Spain died Oct. 27, 1990, ...
Cugnot, Nicolas-Joseph
▪ French engineer born Sept. 25, 1725, Poid, Fr. died Oct. 2, 1804, Paris       French military engineer who designed and built the world's first true automobile, a ...
Cui
/kwee/; Fr. /kyuu ee"/, n. César Fr. /say zannrdd"/ Antonovich Russ. /un taw"neuh vyich/, 1835-1918, Russian composer. * * *
cui bono
/kooi boh"noh/; Eng. /kwee" boh"noh, kuy"-/, Latin. 1. for whose benefit? 2. for what use? of what good? * * *
Cui, César
▪ Russian composer in full  César Antonovich Cui  born Jan. 6 [Jan. 18, New Style], 1835, Vilna [now Vilnius], Lithuania, Russian Empire died March 24, 1918, Petrograd [St. ...
cui-ui
/kwee"wee/, n. a freshwater sucker, Chasmistes cujus, of Nevada, having a thin-lipped mouth. [1875-80, Amer.; < Northern Paiute kuyui] * * *
Cuiabá
/kooh'yeuh bah"/, n. 1. a river in SW Brazil. ab. 300 mi. (485 km) long. 2. a port in W Brazil, on the Cuiabá River. 219,262. Also, Cuyabá. * * * ▪ Brazil       city, ...
Cuiabá River
or Cuyabá River River, Brazil. Rising in central Mato Grosso state, it flows 300 mi (480 km) southwest to join the São Lourenço River. These two rivers' combined courses ...
cuibono
cui bo·no (kwēʹ bōʹnō) n. Utility, advantage, or self-interest considered as the determinant of value or motivation.   [From Latin cui bonō (est), for whom (it is) of ...
Cuicatec
▪ people       Mesoamerican Indian people of northeastern Oaxaca in southern Mexico. They live in a hilly area, partly arid and partly rainy; their neighbours are the ...
Cuilapa
▪ Guatemala formerly called  Cuajiniguilapa        city, southeastern Guatemala. The city lies in a bend of the southward-flowing Los Esclavos River on the southern ...
Cuillin Hills
▪ mountain range, Scotland, United Kingdom also called  the Cuillins  or  the Cuchullins   mountain range, south-central portion of the Atlantic coastal island of Skye, ...
cuirass
/kwi ras"/, n. 1. Also called corselet. defensive armor for the torso comprising a breastplate and backplate, originally made of leather. 2. either of the plates forming such ...
cuirassier
/kwear'euh sear"/, n. a cavalry soldier wearing a cuirass. [1545-55; < F; see CUIRASS, -IER2] * * *
cuirie
/kwear"ee/, n. Armor. a hardened leather piece for protecting the breast, worn over mail. [1225-75; ME quirre < OF quiree, quirie, cuirie; see CUIRASS] * * *
Cuisenaire
Cui·se·naire (kwē'zə-nârʹ) A trademark used for a set of colored rods and disks employed in the teaching of mathematics. * * *
Cuisenaire rod
/kwee'zeuh nair", kwee"zeuh nair'/, Trademark. one of a set of 10 colored rods from 1 to 10 cm (0.4 to 4 in.) in length, used in a method of teaching the basics of arithmetic to ...
cuish
cuish (kwĭsh) n. Variant of cuisse. * * *
Cuisian Stage
▪ geology       subdivision of Eocene rocks and time (the Eocene Epoch began about 54,000,000 years ago and lasted about 16,000,000 years) in western Europe. The Cuisian ...
Cuisinart
/kwee'zeuh nahrt", kwee"zeuh nahrt'/, Trademark. a brand of food processor. * * *
cuisine
/kwi zeen"/, n. 1. a style or quality of cooking; cookery: Italian cuisine; This restaurant has an excellent cuisine. 2. Archaic. the kitchen or culinary department of a house, ...
cuisineminceur
cuisine min·ceur (măɴ-sœrʹ) n. A low-calorie style of French cooking.   [French : cuisine, cooking + minceur, thinness, slimness.] * * *
cuisinier
/kwee zee nyay"/, n., pl. cuisiniers /-nyay"/. French. a male cook or chef. * * *
cuisinière
/kwee zee nyerdd"/, n., pl. cuisinières /-nyerdd"/. French. a female cook or chef. * * *
cuisse
/kwis/, n. Armor. a piece of armor or padding for protecting the thigh. Also, cuish /kwish/. See diag. under armor. [1275-1325; earlier also cush, pl. cushies (the pl. cush(i)e-s ...
cuitlacoche
cuit·la·co·che (kwēt'lä-kōʹchā) also huit·la·co·che (wēt'-) n. A bulbous black fungus (Ustilago maydis) that infects corn, producing silvery, swollen, pebblelike ...
Cuitláhuac
▪ Aztec ruler also called  Quetlavaca  died October 1520, Tenochtitlán, near modern Mexico City       10th Aztec ruler, who succeeded his brother Montezuma II in ...
cuittle
/kyuu"tl/, v.t., cuittled, cuittling. Scot. to wheedle, cajole, or coax. [1555-65; orig. uncert.] * * *
Cuitzeo, Lake
▪ lake, Mexico Spanish  Lago de Cuitzeo        lake located in Michoacán state, south-central Mexico. It is on the Mesa Central at 5,974 feet (1,821 metres) above ...
cuj.
(in prescriptions) of which; of any. [ < L cujus] * * *
Cujas, Jacques
▪ French jurist and scholar Cujas also spelled  Cujaus,  Latin  Jacobus Cujacius, or Cuiacius  born 1522, Toulouse, France died Oct. 4, 1590, Bourges       French ...
cuke
/kyoohk/, n. Informal. cucumber. [1900-05; by shortening and resp.] * * *
Cukor
/kooh"keuhr, -kawr, kyooh"-/, n. George, 1899-1983, U.S. film director. * * *
Cukor, George
▪ American film director in full  George Dewey Cukor  born July 7, 1899, New York, New York, U.S. died January 24, 1983, Los Angeles, California  American motion-picture ...
Cukor, George (Dewey)
born July 7, 1899, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Jan. 24, 1983, Los Angeles, Calif. U.S. film director. He directed plays on Broadway before going to Hollywood in 1929. His first ...


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