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creosote an oily liquid commercially distilled from coal tar or wood for use as a wood preservative and antiseptic, and produced as a waste product in chimneys from the burning of wood as fuel. [2 definitions]
creosote bush an evergreen, resinous shrub of northern Mexico and the southwestern United States, having a strong odor similar to that of creosote.
crepe a thin fabric with a wrinkled or ridged surface. [5 definitions]
crepe paper thin, crinkled paper textured like crepe, esp. used to decorate; crepe.
crepe rubber soft or synthetic rubber of a crinkled texture, esp. used for shoe soles.
crÍpe suzette a very thin dessert pancake, often rolled in a tangy fruit sauce and usu. served in flaming liqueur.
crepitate to make repeated crackling sounds; crackle.
crept past tense and past participle of creep.
crepuscular of, pertaining to, or resembling twilight; dusky. [2 definitions]
crescendo a gradual increase in loudness, force, or intensity, esp. of a musical passage, or the peak of such an increase. (Cf. decrescendo.) [5 definitions]
crescent the shape of the moon as it appears in its first or last quarter, an arc tapering to a point at either end. [5 definitions]
cresol any of three caustic, poisonous compounds used in making disinfectants, dyes, and other products.
cress any of various plants related to mustard, such as watercress, whose sharp-tasting leaves are used as flavoring or as a garnish for food.
cresset a metal container, often fastened to a pole or wall, holding fuel, such as oil or pitch, that is burned as a torch or lantern.
crest a tuft or other projecting growth on an animal's head, such as the comb of a rooster, or anything resembling such a growth. [7 definitions]
crestfallen downcast or depressed; dejected.
crestless combined form of crest.
Cretaceous the Cretaceous Period, or the rock formations that date from that time.
cretaceous of, containing, or like chalk. [2 definitions]
Crete a Greek Mediterranean island, south of and equidistant from the Greek and Turkish mainlands.
cretin a person afflicted with cretinism. [2 definitions]