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caudate having a tail or similar appendage.
caudle a warm drink made esp. for the sick, usu. containing wine or ale, bread, sugar, eggs, and spices.
caught past tense and past participle of catch.
caul the membrane that surrounds a fetus in the womb, esp. a part of this that sometimes covers its head when it is born. [2 definitions]
cauldron a round metal pot that is hung or placed over a fire, used for boiling liquids.
cauliflower a cultivated vegetable related to cabbage that bears a large, dense head of edible, crunchy, usu. white flowers.
cauliflower ear an ear that is permanently misshapen as a result of repeated blows or injuries, as from boxing.
caulk to seal against leakage of water or air, esp. by filling in cracks, as in the seams of a boat or the joints of a pipe.
caulking elastic material used to seal and fill cracks.
causal being or involving a cause. [2 definitions]
causality the relationship or connection between cause and effect. [3 definitions]
causation the act or process of causing. [2 definitions]
causative having an effect; serving as an agent or cause (often fol. by of). [3 definitions]
cause something or someone that produces a result or effect. [5 definitions]
cause and effect of, pertaining to, or arising from a connection between two events in which one causes the other to happen.
cause célèbre any court case, issue, or controversy that arouses great public interest or debate.
causeless combined form of cause.
cause of action in law, the facts cited in a complaint, on the basis of which a court case is filed.
causerie a brief conversation; chat. [2 definitions]
causeway a raised road or walkway across water or wetlands.
caustic capable of burning away, corroding, or destroying tissue by chemical action. [3 definitions]