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calorimeter a device for measuring heat given off or absorbed.
calque a word adopted into one language from another through the translation of each root or morpheme of the foreign word.
caltrop a metal device with four sharp spikes set so that one of them always points upward, used to injure or hinder cavalry horses or vehicles with pneumatic tires. [2 definitions]
calumet a long-stemmed, decorated tobacco pipe used by North American Indians in ceremonies, esp. promoting peace and friendship; peace pipe.
calumniate to make harmful and false statements about (someone).
calumnious of or containing harmful untruths; slanderous; defamatory.
calumny a harmful statement, known by the maker to be false. [2 definitions]
Calvary according to the New Testament, the place near Jerusalem where Jesus Christ was crucified; Golgotha. [2 definitions]
calve to give birth to a calf. [4 definitions]
calves pl. of calf.
Calvinism the teachings of John Calvin and his followers, which emphasized predestination, salvation by God's grace alone, and the authority of the Scriptures. [2 definitions]
calx the crumbly ash remaining after a metal or mineral has undergone controlled heating.
calypso (cap.) in The Odyssey by Homer, a sea nymph who detained Odysseus for seven years. [3 definitions]
calyx the outermost part of a flower, composed of usu. green sepals. [2 definitions]
calzone an Italian dish consisting of a pizza-dough shell filled with meat, cheese, vegetables, or the like.
CAM acronym of "computer-aided manufacturing."
cam in machinery, a noncircular disc or cylinder that, when rotated, imparts an up-and-down or start-and-stop motion to a connected part.
camaraderie friendship, good humor, and closeness among a group; comradeship.
camarilla a group of advisors, esp. secret or unofficial ones; cabal.
camas any of various North American plants of the lily family that bear clusters of blue or white flowers and have a sweet edible bulb. [2 definitions]
camber to arch or cause to arch upward slightly. [4 definitions]