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cattle large, four-legged, plant-eating animals, including cows, bulls, and other domestic bovines, kept for milk or meat.
cattleman a person, such as a rancher or farmer, who tends, feeds, or raises cattle, esp. for the market.
catty1 slyly malicious, esp. in one's remarks; spiteful.
catty2 a unit of weight used in Southeast Asia, equal to 680 grams, or about one and one half pounds, but in China equal to five hundred grams.
catty-cornered a variant of cater-cornered.
catwalk a narrow, raised walkway, as on a bridge or other high structure.
Caucasian of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a light-skinned person of European origin. [7 definitions]
Caucasoid (outdated; no longer in scientific use) of, pertaining to, or characteristic of members of a human racial group originating in Europe, North Africa, western Asia, and India, generally characterized by fair to brown skin and straight to curly hair of any color. [2 definitions]
Caucasus the region between the Black and Caspian Seas (prec. by "the"). [2 definitions]
caucus a private meeting of leaders of a political party to choose candidates or determine policy, or such a group itself. [2 definitions]
caudal of, at, or near the tail or hind part of the body. [2 definitions]
caudate having a tail or similar appendage.
caudle a warm drink made esp. for the sick, usu. containing wine or ale, bread, sugar, eggs, and spices.
caught past tense and past participle of catch.
caul the membrane that surrounds a fetus in the womb, esp. a part of this that sometimes covers its head when it is born. [2 definitions]
cauldron a round metal pot that is hung or placed over a fire, used for boiling liquids.
cauliflower a cultivated vegetable related to cabbage that bears a large, dense head of edible, crunchy, usu. white flowers.
cauliflower ear an ear that is permanently misshapen as a result of repeated blows or injuries, as from boxing.
caulk to seal against leakage of water or air, esp. by filling in cracks, as in the seams of a boat or the joints of a pipe.
caulking elastic material used to seal and fill cracks.
causal being or involving a cause. [2 definitions]