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Canterbury bells (used with a sing. or pl. verb) a plant of the bellflower family, cultivated for its blue, pink, or white flowers.
cantharides see "Spanish fly."
cant hook a blunt-tipped wooden lever with a movable metal hook near the lower end, used in handling logs; peavey.
canthus the angle formed at either side of the eye at the juncture of the upper and lower eyelids.
canticle a song or chant, esp. a nonmetrical hymn of worship with words taken from a Biblical text.
Canticle of Canticles in the Douay Bible, the Song of Songs; Song of Solomon.
cantilena a simple lyrical passage in vocal or instrumental music.
cantilever a rigid structural member, as of a bridge, fastened at or near one of its ends to a vertical support and projecting horizontally, usu. a great length, from it. [4 definitions]
cantilever bridge a bridge consisting of two beams or cantilevers that project toward each other and are joined to form a span.
cantina in Mexico and the southwestern United States, a saloon or bar.
cantle the rear supporting part of a saddle, usu. curved upward. [2 definitions]
canto a main division of a long poem.
Canton see "Guangzhou."
canton a political division of a country, such as one of the states of Switzerland or a subdivision of an arrondissement in France. [3 definitions]
Cantonese the Chinese language spoken in the region of Guangzhou and in Hong Kong. [3 definitions]
cantonment a military encampment or station, sometimes used as winter quarters. [2 definitions]
cantor the synagogue official who chants in solo or leads the congregation in chanting prayers. [2 definitions]
can't stand (informal) to hate something.
cantus firmus an established melody to which other elements are added in a polyphonic composition.
can't wait to feel extremely excited in anticipation of something.
canvas heavy, tightly woven cloth, usu. of flax, hemp, or cotton, used for making sails, tents, and protective coverings. [3 definitions]