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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]
cambium a thin layer of cells occurring between the bark and wood of a vascular plant, and producing the growth of both.
Cambodia a Southeast Asian country between Vietnam and Thailand; Kampuchea.
Cambodian of or pertaining to Cambodia or its people, culture, language, or the like. [3 definitions]
Cambrian of, relating to, or designating the geological period at the start of the Paleozoic Era, from approximately 600 million to 500 million years ago, when marine animals such as trilobites were in abundance. [2 definitions]
cambric a thin, white, closely woven fabric of cotton or linen.
cambric tea a drink of hot water, milk, sugar, and a little tea, usu. given to children.
Cambridge one of the two major English universities, founded in the twelfth century. [2 definitions]
camcorder a portable video recording device that includes a camera and an audio recorder in one unit.
came1 past tense of come.