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Charles Dickens popular and acclaimed English novelist, best known for the novels Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, and A Christmas Carol (b.1812--d.1870).
Charleston the capital of West Virginia. [3 definitions]
charley horse a painful cramp in a muscle caused by overexertion or by a blow.
charlock a weed with yellow flowers and a hairy stem, often found in grain fields; wild mustard.
charlotte a dessert made by lining a mold with cake, which is then filled with custard, cooked fruit, or whipped cream.
Charlotte Amalie the capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
charlotte russe a dessert consisting of a lining of ladyfingers or sponge cake filled with Bavarian cream.
charm (sometimes pl.) the capability to allure, delight, and please; attractiveness. [11 definitions]
charming alluring, delightful, or very attractive.
charmless combined form of charm.
charnel a place for depositing human corpses or their bones. [2 definitions]
Charolais any of a breed of white beef cattle often used to crossbreed with other types of cattle.
Charon in Greek and Roman mythology, the ferryman who transported the dead across the river Styx to the underworld. [2 definitions]
charr variant of char2.
charry resembling or covered with charcoal.
chart a display of information in graphic or tabular form. [6 definitions]
charter a document issued by a government or other central authority, permitting the organization of a corporation, branch, or other subordinate body. [7 definitions]
charter member any of an organization's founders or original members.
chartreuse a yellowish green color. [2 definitions]
charwoman a woman employed to perform general cleaning work, usu. in a large building.
chary wary or mindful; cautious. [4 definitions]