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caddisworm the wormlike larva of a caddisfly that lives in fresh water in an elongated case made of sand, plant debris, and the silk secreted by the larva after hatching.
caddy1 a small box or similar container, as for tea or pencils.
caddy2 variant of caddie. [2 definitions]
-cade a procession.
cadence a rhythmic pattern of movement, as in music or poetry. [3 definitions]
cadenza in music, an elaborate section near the end of a composition, usu. allowing a soloist to display virtuosity.
cadet a student in a military academy; person training to be a military officer.
cadge to obtain by begging or otherwise imposing on others. [2 definitions]
cadi a Muslim judge whose decisions are based on Islamic religious law.
Cadmean victory a battle won, but at enormous cost to the victor.
cadmium a chemical element that has forty-eight protons in each nucleus and occurs in various compounds or in pure form as a soft bluish white metal. (symbol: Cd)
cadre in the military, a core group of experienced personnel who can set up and train a new unit. [2 definitions]
caduceus in mythology, the staff carried by Mercury, which was entwined by two snakes and had two wings at the top. [2 definitions]
caecum a variant of cecum.
Caesar the title of the emperors of Rome from Augustus to Hadrian and the emperors of the Holy Roman Empire. [3 definitions]
Caesarean relating to Julius Caesar or the Caesars. [2 definitions]
Caesarean section (sometimes l.c.) a method of delivering an endangered fetus, in which an incision is made through the walls of the mother's abdomen and uterus.
Caesar salad a green salad topped with grated cheese, croutons, and anchovies and a dressing of olive oil, egg, lemon juice, and garlic.
caesium variant of cesium.
caesura a break or hesitation in a line of verse, usu. necessitated by the sense of the words.
café an informal restaurant, coffee shop, or barroom that usually specializes in simple meals, coffees, and desserts.