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chalcedony a variety of quartz that is made of up of microscopic fibers that can come in several different colors and forms, which all have specific variety names. The colorfully banded variety of chalcedony is called agate.
chalcopyrite a common but important copper ore, characterized by its brassy yellow color.
chalet a house common in the Swiss Alps, having balconies, and wide eaves. [3 definitions]
chalice a drinking goblet, esp. that used for the Eucharist wine. [2 definitions]
chalk a soft whitish limestone derived mostly from minute sea shells. [6 definitions]
chalkboard a smooth panel to be written on with chalk; blackboard.
chalk up to score; earn. [2 definitions]
chalky of, containing, or covered with chalk. [2 definitions]
challah a type of leavened egg bread, usu. braided, traditionally eaten by Jewish people on the Sabbath and religious holidays.
challenge a provocative or stimulating invitation to enter into a battle or other contest of skill. [7 definitions]
challenging constituting a test of one's skill, strength, or ability. [2 definitions]
challis a soft, light, plain-woven fabric in a solid color or small print.
chalybeate containing or impregnated with salts of iron. [3 definitions]
chamber a room, esp. a bedroom. [6 definitions]
chamberlain an official in charge of receiving fees for a municipality; treasurer. [3 definitions]
chambermaid a woman whose job is to clean and straighten hotel rooms or bedrooms.
chamber music music that is written for a small number of instruments, such as a string quartet, and suited for performance in an intimate setting.
chamber orchestra a small orchestra that plays pieces suited to its size.
chamber pot a small, portable, pot-shaped receptacle for urine and other waste, usu. kept in a bedroom, esp. one that is some distance from a toilet.
chambray a light, fine fabric woven with white horizontal threads and colored vertical threads.
chameleon any of a variety of lizards capable of changing skin color to blend with the environment.