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Canada balsam a clear thick yellow resin of a particular fir tree that hardens when exposed to air and is used chiefly as mounting cement in microscopy.
Canada Day a Canadian legal holiday on July 1, celebrating the anniversary of the formation of the Dominion in 1867; formerly Dominion Day.
Canada goose a large wild goose of North America, having brownish gray feathers, a black head and neck, and a white patch under the chin and up both sides of the face.
Canadian of or pertaining to Canada or its people, culture, or the like. [2 definitions]
Canadian bacon a cured, boneless strip of pork loin having a hamlike taste, usu. packaged in a cylindrical piece to be sliced.
Canadianism a custom, quality, or word use that originates in Canada or is peculiar to Canada.
canaille the common masses of people, regarded unfavorably; riffraff; rabble.
canal a man-made waterway for transportation or irrigation. [3 definitions]
canalboat a long narrow vessel used to transport freight along canals and riverways.
canaliculus a small bodily channel or tubular passage, such as a tear duct, or a tiny groove, as in a bone.
canalize to furnish with or convert into a canal or canals. [3 definitions]
Canal Zone a strip on either side of the Panama Canal that will be under U.S. control until 1999.
canapé a cracker or small piece of bread or toast spread with cheese, meat, or other appealing food and served as an appetizer.
canard a deliberately false story or rumor, usu. defamatory to someone.
canary a small greenish to yellow finch native to the Canary Islands, often kept as a singing cage bird. [3 definitions]
Canary Islands a group of islands off the northwest coast of Africa that comprises two Spanish provinces; Canaries.
canary yellow see "canary."
canasta a card game for two to six players, similar to rummy and using two decks of cards.
Canberra the capital of Australia.
cancan a vigorous stage dance including high kicking, performed by women in long skirts and petticoats.
cancel to do away with, nullify, or eliminate, as an appointment or reservation. [5 definitions]