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cigarette a short, narrow tube of thin paper containing finely cut, cured tobacco for smoking.
cigarillo a small thin cigar.
cilantro the young leaves and delicate stems of the coriander plant used as an herb for flavor or garnish.
cilia pl. of cilium.
ciliary of or related to cilia. [2 definitions]
ciliate any of various protozoans having cilia. [2 definitions]
cilium one of the microscopic hairlike structures on the surface of many cells, providing locomotion in single-celled animals and movement of fluid across the cells that line certain organs, such as the lungs or stomach, in complex animals. [3 definitions]
cimbalom a large dulcimer, usu. mounted on legs, that is played esp. by Hungarian folk musicians.
cinch a strong strap for securing a pack or saddle on an animal; girth. [6 definitions]
cinchona any of various trees and shrubs native to South America and grown also in Asia, whose bark contains medicinal substances such as quinine. [2 definitions]
cinchonize to administer (cinchona, quinine, or the like) to.
Cinco de Mayo the fifth of May, a Mexican holiday commemorating the Mexican army's 1862 victory over the French army at the Battle of Puebla and celebrating Mexican unity and independence.
cincture a belt, band, or girdle. [3 definitions]
cinder a small piece of partially burned wood, coal, or the like that can burn further but without a flame. [4 definitions]
cinder block a partly hollow building block made of concrete and cinders.
Cinderella the title character of a common European fairy tale, who, with the help of a fairy godmother, escapes a life of misery and marries a prince. [2 definitions]
Cinderella story an account of a person, athletic team, or the like that achieves sudden, inexplicable success.
cinema motion pictures generally. [3 definitions]
cinematographer in a film crew, the main camera operator, who is responsible for lighting, camera angles, and the like.
cinematography the art or technique of photographing motion pictures.
cinéma vérité (French) a style of filmmaking in which realism is the objective, accomplished through filming unscripted everyday situations with hand-held cameras.