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cubbyhole a small compartment, open at one end, such as one of several in a desk for holding paper, pencils, or the like. [2 definitions]
cube1 a rectangular solid with six square faces all of the same size. [5 definitions]
cube2 any of certain American plants related to the pea, the roots of which yield rotenone.
cubeb a small spicy berry found on certain pepper vines of the East Indies which is dried and used medicinally. [2 definitions]
cube root a number of which a given number is the product when multiplied by itself three times.
cubic having form in three dimensions. [3 definitions]
cubical in the form of a cube; cubic. [2 definitions]
cubicle any very small room or partitioned space, as in an office or dormitory.
cubic measure a system of measurement of volume in which 1,728 cubic inches equal one cubic foot and 1,000 cubic millimeters equal one cubic centimeter.
cubiform in the shape of a cube.
cubism an early twentieth-century movement in painting and sculpture in which objects were represented abstractly by geometrical forms.
cubit an ancient unit of length equal to about seventeen to twenty-two inches, or the length from the elbow to the end of the middle finger.
cuboid like a cube in shape. [4 definitions]
Cub Scout a member of the junior division of the Boy Scouts of America, for boys between eight and eleven.
cuckold a man whose wife has sexual relations with someone else. [2 definitions]
cuckoo any of several slender grayish to brownish birds of Europe and America, some of which have a distinctive two-note call. [5 definitions]
cuckoo clock a clock that conceals a mechanical bird that pops out of a little door to announce the hour with sounds resembling the cry of a cuckoo.
cuckoopint a European arum similar to the jack-in-the-pulpit.
cuckoo spit a foamy substance secreted on plants by spittlebug nymphs to cover and protect their larvae. [2 definitions]
cucullate shaped like a cowl or hood.
cucumber an edible fruit of a creeping vine, usu. long and cylindrical with a hard green skin and greenish white flesh. [2 definitions]