Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Cache noun [ French, a hiding place, from cacher to conceal, to hide.] A hole in the ground, or hiding place, for concealing and preserving provisions which it is inconvenient to carry. Kane.
Cachectic, Cachectical adjective [ Latin cachecticus , Greek ...........................: confer French cachectique .] Having, or pertaining to, cachexia; as, cachectic remedies; cachectical blood. Arbuthnot.
Cachepot (kȧsh`po") noun [ French, from cacher to hide + pot a pot.] An ornamental casing for a flowerpot, of porcelain, metal, paper, etc.
Cachet noun [ French from cacher to hide.] A seal, as of a letter. Lettre de cachet [ French], a sealed letter, especially a letter or missive emanating from the sovereign; -- much used in France before the Revolution as an arbitrary order of imprisonment.
Cachexia, Cachexy noun [ Latin cachexia , Greek kachexi`a ; kako`s bad + "e`xis condition.] A condition of ill health and impairment of nutrition due to impoverishment of the blood, esp. when caused by a specific morbid process (as cancer or tubercle).
[ Latin cachinnatio
, from cachinnare
to laugh aloud, confer Greek kacha`zein
.] Loud or immoderate laughter; -- often a symptom of hysterical or maniacal affections.
Hideous grimaces . . . attended this unusual cachinnation .
Sir W. Scott.
Cachinnatory adjective Consisting of, or accompanied by, immoderate laughter.
Cachinnatory buzzes of approval.
Cachiri noun A fermented liquor made in Cayenne from the grated root of the manioc, and resembling perry. Dunglison.
Cacholong noun [ French cacholong , said to be from Cach , the name of a river in Bucharia + cholon , a Calmuck word for stone ; or from a Calmuck word meaning "beautiful stone"] (Min.) An opaque or milk-white chalcedony, a variety of quartz; also, a similar variety of opal.
Cachou noun [ French See Cashoo .] A silvered aromatic pill, used to correct the odor of the breath.
[ Spanish ] An Andalusian dance in three-four time, resembling the bolero.
[ Sometimes in English spelled cachuca
The orchestra plays the cachucha .
Cachunde noun [ Spanish ] (Medicine) A pastil or troche, composed of various aromatic and other ingredients, highly celebrated in India as an antidote, and as a stomachic and antispasmodic.
Cacique noun [ Spanish ] See Cazique.
Cack (kăk) intransitive verb [ Middle English cakken , from Latin cacare ; akin to Greek kakka^n , and to OIr. cacc dung; confer Anglo-Saxon cac .] To ease the body by stool; to go to stool. Pope.
[ Old French caquerel cagarel
.), from the root of English cack
.] (Zoology) The mendole; a small worthless Mediterranean fish considered poisonous by the ancients. See Mendole .
Cackle intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Cackled
(-k'ld); present participle & verbal noun Cackling
.] [ Middle English cakelen
; confer LG. kakeln
, Dutch kakelen
, German gackeln
; all of imitative origin. Confer Gagle
to cackle.] 1. To make a sharp, broken noise or cry, as a hen or goose does.
When every goose is cackling . 2. To laugh with a broken noise, like the cackling of a hen or a goose; to giggle. Arbuthnot. 3. To talk in a silly manner; to prattle. Johnson.
Cackle noun 1. The sharp broken noise made by a goose or by a hen that has laid an egg.
By her cackle saved the state. 2. Idle talk; silly prattle.
There is a buzz and cackle all around regarding the sermon.
1. A fowl that cackles. 2. One who prattles, or tells tales; a tattler.
Cackling noun The broken noise of a goose or a hen.
Cacochymia noun [ New Latin , Greek ...; ... bad + ... juice.] (Medicine) A vitiated state of the humors, or fluids, of the body, esp. of the blood. -- Cac`o*chym"ic , Cac`o*chym"ic*al adjective
Cacochymia, Cacochymy noun [ New Latin cacochymia , from Greek ...........................; kako`s bad + ............... juice: confer French cacochymie .] (Medicine) A vitiated state of the humors, or fluids, of the body, especially of the blood. Dunglison.
Cacochymic, Cacochymical adjective Having the fluids of the body vitiated, especially the blood. Wiseman.
Cacodemon noun [ Greek ..............................; kako`s bad + .................. demon: confer French cacodémon .]
1. An evil spirit; a devil or demon. Shak. 2. (Medicine) The nightmare. Dunaglison.
Cacodoxical adjective Heretical.
[ Greek ........................... perverted opinion; kako`s
bad + ............... opinion.] Erroneous doctrine; heresy; heterodoxy.
Heterodoxy, or what Luther calls cacodoxy .
Cacodyl noun [ Greek ..................... ill-smelling ( kako`s bad + ............... to smell) + -yl .] (Chemistry) Alkarsin; a colorless, poisonous, arsenical liquid, As 2 (CH 3 ) 4 , spontaneously inflammable and possessing an intensely disagreeable odor. It is the type of a series of compounds analogous to the nitrogen compounds called hydrazines. [ Written also cacodyle , and kakodyl .]
Cacodylic adjective (Chemistry) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, cacodyl. Cacodylic acid , a white, crystalline, deliquescent substance, (CH 3 ) 2 AsO.OH, obtained by the oxidation of cacodyl, and having the properties of an exceedingly stable acid; -- also called alkargen .
Cacoëthes noun [ Latin , from Greek ........................ of ill habits, ...... ........................ an ill habit; kako`s bad + ... habit]
1. A bad custom or habit; an insatiable desire; as, cacoëthes scribendi , "The itch for writing". Addison. 2. (Medicine) A bad quality or disposition in a disease; an incurable ulcer.
Cacogastric adjective [ Greek kako`s bad + .................. stomach.] Troubled with bad digestion. [ R.] Carlyle.
Cacographic adjective Pertaining to, or characterized by, cacography; badly written or spelled.
Cacography noun [ Greek kako`s bad + -graphy ; confer French cacographie .] Incorrect or bad writing or spelling. Walpole.
Cacolet noun [ French] A chair, litter, or other contrivance fitted to the back or pack saddle of a mule for carrying travelers in mountainous districts, or for the transportation of the sick and wounded of an army.
Cacology noun [ Greek kako`s bad + -logy : confer French cacologie .] Bad speaking; bad choice or use of words. Buchanan.
Cacomixle, Cacomixtle Ca"co*mix`l noun [ Mexican name.] A North American carnivore ( Bassaris astuta ), about the size of a cat, related to the raccoons. It inhabits Mexico, Texas, and California.
Cacoon noun One of the seeds or large beans of a tropical vine ( Entada scandens ) used for making purses, scent bottles, etc.
Cacophonic, Cacophonical Ca*coph"o*nous Cac`o*pho"ni*ous adjective Harsh-sounding.
; plural Cacophonies
. [ Greek ...........................; kako`s
bad + ............ sound: confer French Cacophonie
.] 1. (Rhet.) An uncouth or disagreable sound of words, owing to the concurrence of harsh letters or syllables.
of all kinds." Pope. 2. (Mus.) A combination of discordant sounds. 3. (Medicine) An unhealthy state of the voice.
Cacostomia noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... bad + ... mouth.] (Medicine) Diseased or gangrenous condition of the mouth.
Cacotechny noun [ Greek ...; kako`s bad + ... art.] A corruption or corrupt state of art. [ R.]
Cacoxene, Cacoxenite noun [ Greek kako`s bad + ............... guest.] (Min.) A hydrous phosphate of iron occurring in yellow radiated tufts. The phosphorus seriously injures it as an iron ore.
Cactaceous adjective (Botany) Belonging to, or like, the family of plants of which the prickly pear is a common example.
(- tī). [ Latin , a kind of cactus, Greek ...................] (Botany) Any plant of the order Cactacæ , as the prickly pear and the night-blooming cereus. See Cereus . They usually have leafless stems and branches, often beset with clustered thorns, and are mostly natives of the warmer parts of America. Cactus wren (Zoology)
, an American wren of the genus Campylorhynchus , of several species.
Cacuminal adjective [ Latin cacumen , cacuminis , the top, point.] (Philol.) Pertaining to the top of the palate; cerebral; -- applied to certain consonants; as, cacuminal (or cerebral) letters.
Cacuminate intransitive verb [ Latin cacuminatus , past participle of cacuminare to point, from cacumen point.] To make sharp or pointed. [ Obsolete]
Cad noun [ Abbrev. from cadet .]
1. A person who stands at the door of an omnibus to open and shut it, and to receive fares; an idle hanger-on about innyards. [ Eng.] Dickens. 2. A lowbred, presuming person; a mean, vulgar fellow. [ Cant] Thackeray.
Cadastral adjective [ French] Of or pertaining to landed property. Cadastral survey , or Cadastral map , a survey, map, or plan on a large scale (Usually &frac1x2500; of the linear measure of the ground, or twenty-five inches to the mile or about an inch to the acre) so as to represent the relative positions and dimensions of objects and estates exactly; -- distinguished from a topographical map, which exaggerates the dimensions of houses and the breadth of roads and streams, for the sake of distinctness. Brande & C.
Cadastre, Cadaster noun [ f. cadastre .] (Law.) An official statement of the quantity and value of real estate for the purpose of apportioning the taxes payable on such property.
Cadaver noun [ Latin , fr cadere to fall.] A dead human body; a corpse.
Cadaveric adjective Of, pertaining to, or resembling, a corpse, or the changes produced by death; cadaverous; as, cadaveric rigidity. Dunglison. Cadaveric alkaloid
, an alkaloid generated by the processes of decomposition in dead animal bodies, and thought by some to be the cause of the poisonous effects produced by the bodies. See Ptomaine .
Also - in
[ From Cadaver
.] (Chemistry) A sirupy, nontoxic ptomaine, C 5 H 14 N 2 (chemically pentamethylene diamine), formed in putrefaction of flesh, etc.