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Caesar salad Tweet Definition of Caesar salad Like Definition of Caesar salad on Facebook
noun (plural Caesar salads)
  1. (gastronomy) A salad generally made from romaine lettuce, croutons, parmesan cheese, coddled or hard-boiled eggs, fresh-ground black pepper and Worcestershire sauce.
calamari Tweet Definition of calamari Like Definition of calamari on Facebook
  1. squid, especially as food
callaloo Tweet Definition of callaloo Like Definition of callaloo on Facebook
  1. Any of various tropical plants grown in the Americas, especially of the genus Xanthosoma, cultivated for their edible leaves.
  2. A spicy soup or stew made from such leaves.
calzone Tweet Definition of calzone Like Definition of calzone on Facebook
noun (s, pl2=calzoni)
  1. A baked Italian turnover made of pizza dough and stuffed with cheese and other toppings.
canape Tweet Definition of canape Like Definition of canape on Facebook
  1. (alternative spelling of, canapé)
canard Tweet Definition of canard Like Definition of canard on Facebook
  1. A deliberately false story.
  2. A type of aircraft in which the primary vertical control surface is in front of the main wing.
candied Tweet Definition of candied Like Definition of candied on Facebook
  1. Preserved in sugar
    • Hot cross buns contain chopped fruit
candle Tweet Definition of candle Like Definition of candle on Facebook
  1. A light source consisting of a wick embedded in a solid, flammable substance such as wax, tallow, or paraffin.
  2. An old unit of luminous intensity, now replaced by the SI unit candela.
  3. In forestry, a fast growing, light colored, upward-growing shoot on a pine tree in the spring. As growth slows in summer, the shoot darkens and is no longer highlighted to one"s view.
verb (candl, ing)
  1. (embryology) A method of observing the growth of an embryo inside an egg, using a bright light source.
  2. In pottery A method for drying greenware prior to beginning of the firing cycle, setting the kiln at 200° Celsius until all water is removed from the greenware.
Candy Tweet Definition of Candy Like Definition of Candy on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A female given name.
canned Tweet Definition of canned Like Definition of canned on Facebook
  1. (past of, can)
  1. Preserved in cans.
  1. (slang) drunk, Drunk.
  2. Previously prepared; not fresh or new; standardized, mass produced, or lacking originality or customization.
The form letter included a answer stating that what I asked was against policy.
cannelloni Tweet Definition of cannelloni Like Definition of cannelloni on Facebook
noun (plural)
  1. wide tubes of pasta filled with a savoury stuffing and baked in the oven
canner Tweet Definition of canner Like Definition of canner on Facebook
  1. Someone or something which cans.
  2. A large pot used for processing jars when preserving food, either in a boiling water bath or by capturing steam to elevate the pressure and temperature.
cannoli Tweet Definition of cannoli Like Definition of cannoli on Facebook
noun (plural), singular cannolo
  1. tubes of fried pasta, filled with ricotta or similar cream cheese, and flavorings, eaten as a dessert; typical of Sicily.
capelli d'angelo Tweet Definition of capelli d Like Definition of capelli d
  1. very thin form of spaghetti, sometimes sold as nests
cappelletti Tweet Definition of cappelletti Like Definition of cappelletti on Facebook
  1. a circular form of ravioli
cappuccino Tweet Definition of cappuccino Like Definition of cappuccino on Facebook
noun (countable and uncountable; plural: cappuccinos)
  1. (uncountable) An Italian coffee-based beverage made from espresso and milk that has been steamed and/or frothed.
  2. (countable) A cup of this beverage.
caramel Tweet Definition of caramel Like Definition of caramel on Facebook
  1. A smooth, chewy, sticky confection made by heating sugar and other ingredients until the sugars polymerize and become sticky.
  2. A piece of such candy.
  3. A yellow-brown color.
caramelize Tweet Definition of caramelize Like Definition of caramelize on Facebook
verb (caramelizes, caramelizing, caramelized)
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  1. (Cooking) To convert sugar into caramel.
  2. (Cooking) To brown sugar by means of heat.
Slowly cooking the onions will them, which brings out the sweetness and gives them a brown color.
carbonado Tweet Definition of carbonado Like Definition of carbonado on Facebook
  1. meat or fish that has been scored and broiled
carbonnade Tweet Definition of carbonnade Like Definition of carbonnade on Facebook
  1. alternative spelling of carbonade
carob Tweet Definition of carob Like Definition of carob on Facebook
  1. An evergreen shrub or tree, Ceratonia siliqua, native to the Mediterranean region.
  2. the fruit of that tree.
  3. a sweet chocolate-like confection made with the pulp of the fruit.
casing Tweet Definition of casing Like Definition of casing on Facebook
  1. That which encloses or encases.
Some people like to split the of a sausage before cooking so it doesn't split, others don't.
  1. (present participle of, case)
casserole Tweet Definition of casserole Like Definition of casserole on Facebook
  1. A dish of glass or earthenware, with a lid, in which food is baked and sometimes served
  2. Food, such as a stew, cooked in such a dish
catsup Tweet Definition of catsup Like Definition of catsup on Facebook
  1. (rare): Variant of ketchup.
caviar Tweet Definition of caviar Like Definition of caviar on Facebook
noun (uncountable)
  1. roe of the sturgeon, considered a delicacy
CB Tweet Definition of CB Like Definition of CB on Facebook
initialism (wikipedia, citizens' band radio)
  1. citizens' band
  2. Chemical and Biological
cervelat Tweet Definition of cervelat Like Definition of cervelat on Facebook
  1. A German or Swiss smoked sausage made with pork or beef.
chapati Tweet Definition of chapati Like Definition of chapati on Facebook
  1. a flat, unleavened bread from northern India and Pakistan
charger Tweet Definition of charger Like Definition of charger on Facebook
  1. A device that charges or recharges.
    Put the batteries in the overnight so we can use them tomorrow.
  2. A large horse trained for battle and used by the cavalry. They were of a lighter build than a destrier
    The knight rode a white .
  3. A large platter.
    The fancy restaurant used a white porcelain when serving.
  4. One who charges.
Charlotte Tweet Definition of Charlotte Like Definition of Charlotte on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, from French, ) used in the English-speaking world since the seventeenth century.
    1. The largest city in the state of North Carolina.
chasseur Tweet Definition of chasseur Like Definition of chasseur on Facebook
  1. Any of several light infantry regiments in France
  2. A style of cooking in which meat is cooked with a sauce containing mushrooms, shallots and white wine
Cheddar Tweet Definition of Cheddar Like Definition of Cheddar on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. a village in Somerset, England famous for its cheese, and also for its gorge, caves and remains of early man found in them
  2. Cheddar cheese
cheese Tweet Definition of cheese Like Definition of cheese on Facebook
noun (cheese, pl2=cheeses)
  1. (uncountable) A dairy product made from curdled or cultured milk.
  2. (countable) Any particular variety of cheese.
  3. (uncountable) (slang) That which is melodramatic, overly emotional, or clichéd, i.e. cheesy.
  4. (uncountable) (slang) money
  5. (countable) (slang) (baseball) A fastball.
  6. (uncountable) (slang) A dangerous mixture of black tar heroin and crushed Tylenol, Tylenol PM tablets. The resulting powder resembles grated cheese and is snorted. See w:Cheese (recreational drug).
verb (chees, es)
  1. To prepare curds for making cheese.
cheeseburger Tweet Definition of cheeseburger Like Definition of cheeseburger on Facebook
  1. A hamburger containing cheese (usually one or more slices of processed cheese).
cheesecake Tweet Definition of cheesecake Like Definition of cheesecake on Facebook
  1. (context, countable) A pie made of sweetened and flavoured cottage cheese or cream cheese, eggs and milk on a crunchy base.
Cheesecake is an especially fattening desert.
  1. (context, not countable) One or more images of one or more scantily clad, sexually attractive persons, especially young women; pinups.
Company policy forbids displaying in the locker rooms.
chef Tweet Definition of chef Like Definition of chef on Facebook
  1. The head cook of an establishment such as a restaurant, club, or wealthy family.
  2. Same as Chief.
cherry Tweet Definition of cherry Like Definition of cherry on Facebook
noun (cherr, ies)
  1. a small fruit, usually red, black or yellow, with a smooth hard seed and a short hard stem.
  2. a tree or shrub that bears cherries.
  3. the wood of a cherry tree.
  4. (colour) a bright red color, colour
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    1. (slang) virginity, particularly of a woman.
  1. containing or having the taste of cherries.
  2. (colour) of a bright red colour.
  3. (informal, often, of cars) In excellent condition; mint condition.
Cheshire Tweet Definition of Cheshire Like Definition of Cheshire on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A maritime county of England, bordered by the Irish Sea, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Denbighshire and Flintshire.
chestnut Tweet Definition of chestnut Like Definition of chestnut on Facebook
noun (plural chestnuts)
  1. A tree or shrub of the genus Castanea.
  2. The nut of this tree or shrub.
  3. A dark, reddish-brown colour/color.
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    1. A reddish-brown horse.
    2. The wood of a chestnut tree.
    3. (Often "old chestnut") a worn-out meme; a work so often repeated as to have grown tiresome.
    4. A part of a horse found on the inner leg, similar to a birthmark on a human.
adjective (no (compar) or (superl))
  1. (colour) of a deep reddish brown colour, like that of a chestnut.
chewing gum Tweet Definition of chewing gum Like Definition of chewing gum on Facebook
  1. a sweetened flavoured preparation of chicle, made for chewing
chicken Tweet Definition of chicken Like Definition of chicken on Facebook
noun (countable and uncountable, plural chickens)
  1. (countable) A domestic fowl, Gallus gallus.
  2. (uncountable) The meat from this bird eaten as food.
  3. (context, countable, slang) A coward.
  4. (countable, gay slang) A young, attractive, slim man, usually having little body hair.
  5. (context, countable, slang) A young person of either sex.
  6. A confrontational game in which the participants move toward each other at high speed (usually in automobiles); the player who turns first to avoid colliding into the other is the loser.
  1. cowardly
chili Tweet Definition of chili Like Definition of chili on Facebook
noun (pl=chilis, pl2=chilies)
  1. The spicy fresh or dried fruit of any of several cultivated varieties of capsicum, used especially to add heat, or as a flavouring in cooking; associated with Mexican, Indian and Tex-Mex cuisine.
chili con carne Tweet Definition of chili con carne Like Definition of chili con carne on Facebook
  1. A dish of meat and beans in a tomato sauce flavoured with chilli peppers.
chili dog Tweet Definition of chili dog Like Definition of chili dog on Facebook
  1. A hot dog served with a topping of chili con carne
chilli Tweet Definition of chilli Like Definition of chilli on Facebook
noun (pl=chillis, pl2=chillies)
  1. The pungent fresh or dried fruit of any of several cultivated varieties of capsicum.
''The farmers" market had a wide variety of chillis from anchos to jalepenos to habeneros.
  1. (uncountable) chili con carne, Chili con carne.
I fancy having some for dinner tonight. What about you, Sandra?
  1. (uncountable) powder, Powdered chilli peppers, used as a spice or flavouring in cooking.
I want to make this pasta spicy so I"m going to add some to it.
Chip Tweet Definition of Chip Like Definition of Chip on Facebook
noun See chip proper noun 
  1. A male given name.
verb See chip      
chipotle Tweet Definition of chipotle Like Definition of chipotle on Facebook
  1. A ripe jalapeí±o pepper, dried and smoked for use in cooking.
  1. seasoned, Seasoned with or flavored by chipotles.
chitterlings Tweet Definition of chitterlings Like Definition of chitterlings on Facebook
  1. small pig intestine, boiled and fried. Sometimes prepared with hog maws.
chocolate Tweet Definition of chocolate Like Definition of chocolate on Facebook
  1. (uncountable) A food made from ground roasted cocoa beans.
Chocolate is a very popular treat.
  1. (countable) A single, small piece of confectionery made from chocolate.
He bought her some chocolates as a gift.
  1. (context, uncountable, colour) A dark, reddish-brown colour/color, like that of chocolate.
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    As he cooked it the whole thing turned a rich deep .
  1. Made of or containing chocolate.
  2. (colour) Having a dark reddish-brown colour/color.
choice Tweet Definition of choice Like Definition of choice on Facebook
  1. An option; a decision; an opportunity to choose or select something.
Do I have a of what color to paint it?
  1. One selection or preference; that which is chosen or decided; the outcome of a decision.
The ice cream sundae is a popular for dessert.
  1. Anything that can be choosen.
  2. (definite: the choice): The best or most preferable part
adjective (more, choicest or most choice)
  1. Especially good or preferred.
It's a location, but you will pay more to live there.
  1. (slang) (New Zealand) cool, Cool; excellent.
Choice! I'm going to the movies.
chop Tweet Definition of chop Like Definition of chop on Facebook
  1. A cut of meat, often containing a section of a rib.
I only like lamb chops when it is served with mint jelly.
  1. A blow with an axe, cleaver, or similar utensil.
It should take just one good to fell the sapling.
  1. ocean, Ocean waves, generally caused by wind, distinguished from swell by being smaller and not lasting as long.
  2. (poker) The result of a tied poker hand
verb (chops, chopping, chopped, chopped)
  1. (transitive) To cut into pieces with short, vigorous cutting motions.
an onion
  1. (transitive) To sever with an axe or similar implement.
Chop off his head.
  1. (transitive) To prepare marijuana so as to be smokable.
  2. (context, transitive, baseball) To hit the ball downward so that it takes a high bounce.
  3. (poker) To divide the pot (or tournament prize) between two or more players.
chopstick Tweet Definition of chopstick Like Definition of chopstick on Facebook
  1. A particular East Asian eating utensil, used in pairs and held in the hand, the utensil is a stick, usually made of wood, of approximately 10cm in length.
chop suey Tweet Definition of chop suey Like Definition of chop suey on Facebook
  1. (i, United States) a stir-fry vegetable dish, served with pieces of beef or pork in a semi-thick sauce, and often soy sauce
  2. (Canada) steamed beansprouts served in a semi-thick sauce, and mixed with a choice of meat and/or vegetables
chorizo Tweet Definition of chorizo Like Definition of chorizo on Facebook
  1. A spicy Spanish sausage flavoured with paprika
chowder Tweet Definition of chowder Like Definition of chowder on Facebook
  1. A thick, creamy soup or stew.
Chuck Tweet Definition of Chuck Like Definition of Chuck on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male, , ) (uncountable) A diminutive of the male given name Charles.
    1. (countable) a Chuck Taylor shoe (usually referred to in plural form, Chucks).
chutney Tweet Definition of chutney Like Definition of chutney on Facebook
  1. A sweet or savory but usually spicy condiment, originally from eastern India, made from a variety of fruits and/or vegetables, often containing significant amounts of fresh green or dried red chili peppers.
cider Tweet Definition of cider Like Definition of cider on Facebook
  1. (context, UK, Australian English, uncountable) An alcoholic, sparkling beverage made from fermented apples;
  2. (countable) any particular type of this cider.
  3. (context, US, uncountable) A non-alcoholic, still beverage consisting of the (usually unfiltered and still containing pulp) juice of early-harvest apples; without pulp it is called apple juice
  4. (countable) any particular type of this cider.
  5. (context, Australian English, uncountable) A non-alcoholic, sparkling beverage made from apples
  6. (countable) any particular type of this cider.
  7. (countable) A glass of cider (in any of the above senses).
  8. (context, in, _, Japan) A non-alcoholic drink, normally carbonated; equivalent to soft drink.
cinnamon Tweet Definition of cinnamon Like Definition of cinnamon on Facebook
  1. (countable) a tropical Asian tree with an aromatic bark.
  2. (uncountable) a spice from the dried aromatic bark of the cinnamon tree, either rolled into strips or ground into a powder.
  3. (countable) a yellowish-brown color, colour, the color of cinnamon.
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  1. containing cinnamon, or having a cinnamon taste.
  2. of a yellowish-brown colour.
citron Tweet Definition of citron Like Definition of citron on Facebook
  1. (colour) a greenish yellow colour.
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    1. a small citrus tree, Citrus medica
    2. the fruit of a citron tree.
    3. the candied rind of the citron fruit.
  1. (colour) of a greenish yellow colour.
club Tweet Definition of club Like Definition of club on Facebook
  1. A heavy stick intended for use as a weapon.
  2. An association of members joining together for some common purpose, especially sports or recreation.
  3. A nightclub
  4. A playing card marked with the symbol &clubs;
  5. An implement to hit the ball in some ballgames, e.g. golf.
cobbler Tweet Definition of cobbler Like Definition of cobbler on Facebook
  1. A person who makes and repairs shoes.
  2. A kind of pie, usually filled with fruit, that lacks a base crust.
  3. (slang) A police officer, usually used in the plural form.
Look out, it's the cobblers!.
cocktail Tweet Definition of cocktail Like Definition of cocktail on Facebook
  1. An alcoholic beverage containing multiple types of liquor
They visited a pub noted for the wide range of cocktails they serve.
    • 1806, 13 May 1806 edition of Balance and Columbian Repository, published by Hudson, New York, (first appearance in print):
    • : Cocktail is a stimulating liquor composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters " it is vulgarly called a bittered sling and is supposed to be an excellent electioneering potion, inasmuch as it renders the heart stout and bold, at the same time that it fuddles the head.
      1. A mixture of other substances.
      "Scientists found a of pollutants in the river downstream of the chemical factory."
Cocoa Tweet Definition of Cocoa Like Definition of Cocoa on Facebook
proper noun (wikipedia, Cocoa (API))
  1. (computing) an object-oriented programming API for Mac OS X
coconut milk Tweet Definition of coconut milk Like Definition of coconut milk on Facebook
  1. The liquid from inside the seed of the coconut. It is commonly used in South East Asian cuisine for its aromatic property in curry and other gravy.
coddle Tweet Definition of coddle Like Definition of coddle on Facebook
verb (coddl, ing)
  1. (transitive) To treat gentle, gently or with great care.
  2. (transitive) To cook slowly in hot water that is below the boiling point.
coffee royal Tweet Definition of coffee royal Like Definition of coffee royal on Facebook
  1. coffee with added liqueur, topped with whipped cream.
cold cuts Tweet Definition of cold cuts Like Definition of cold cuts on Facebook
  1. Cooked, sliced meat served cold, as in a sandwich or a tray of finger food, often accompanied by cheese and crackers.
coleslaw Tweet Definition of coleslaw Like Definition of coleslaw on Facebook
  1. A salad of finely shredded raw cabbage and sometimes shredded carrots, dressed with mayonnaise or a vinaigrette.
collar Tweet Definition of collar Like Definition of collar on Facebook
  1. The part of a shirt or jacket that fits around the neck and throat.
  2. A similar detachable item
  3. Anything that encircles the neck.
  4. A band or chain around an animal's neck, used to restrain the animal and/or for identification.
Make sure your dog has a holding an identification tag.
See also a Wikipedia article on (w, horse collar).
  1. A part of harness designed to distribute the load around the shoulders of the draft animal.
  2. (context, technology) Any encircling device or structure.
A nylon kept the bolt from damaging the surface underneath.
  1. (context, in compounds) Of or pertaining to a certain category of professions; see -collar.
  1. (transitive) To place a collar on.
Collar and leash your dog.
  1. To seize or detain.
  2. To arrest.
  3. (transitive) To bind in conversation.
I managed to Fred in the office yesterday.
collop Tweet Definition of collop Like Definition of collop on Facebook
  1. (Northern English dialect) A slice of meat.
comfit Tweet Definition of comfit Like Definition of comfit on Facebook
  1. a confection consisting of a nut, seed or fruit coated with sugar
compote Tweet Definition of compote Like Definition of compote on Facebook
  1. A dessert made of fruit cooked in sugary syrup.
  2. A dish used for serving fruit.
confection Tweet Definition of confection Like Definition of confection on Facebook
  1. something sweet, as a pastry or candy
The table was covered with all sorts of tempting confections.
confectionary Tweet Definition of confectionary Like Definition of confectionary on Facebook
noun (confectionaries)
  1. (obsolete) A confectioner.
He will take your daughters to be confectionaries, and to be cooks. 1 Sam. viii. 13.
  1. (context, Australia, uncountable) candy, sweets
  1. Prepared as a confection.
The biscuit or plum. -Cowper.
confectioner Tweet Definition of confectioner Like Definition of confectioner on Facebook
  1. a manufacturer of or dealer in confections
confectionery Tweet Definition of confectionery Like Definition of confectionery on Facebook
  1. sweets and candy
  2. a shop where such things are sold
Congo Tweet Definition of Congo Like Definition of Congo on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Country in Central Africa with Brazzaville as capital. Official name: Republic of the Congo.
  2. Country in Central Africa with Kinshasa as capital (formerly Zaire). Official name: Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  3. (rivers) A large river in Africa which flows for about 4,380 km (2,720 miles) to the Atlantic Ocean in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
conserve Tweet Definition of conserve Like Definition of conserve on Facebook
  1. Wilderness where human development is prohibited.
  2. a jam or thick syrup made from fruit
verb (conserv, ing)
  1. To save for later use.
  2. To protect an environment.
consomme Tweet Definition of consomme Like Definition of consomme on Facebook
  1. (alternative spelling of, consommé)
continental breakfast Tweet Definition of continental breakfast Like Definition of continental breakfast on Facebook
  1. a light breakfast, usually consisting of cereal, juice, and pastries, but without any fried items.
cookie Tweet Definition of cookie Like Definition of cookie on Facebook
  1. (context, chiefly, North America) A small flat, baked cake which is either crisp or soft but firm (often with chocolate chips, candies or nuts mixed in.)
  2. (context, Scotland) a bun.
  3. (computing, browsers) An HTTP cookie, web cookie.
  4. (computing) A magic cookie.
  5. A young, attractive woman. As it is often intended to sexually objectify said woman, it can be seen as offensive (though only mildly, as it is a somewhat dated term, but not yet obsolete).
copra Tweet Definition of copra Like Definition of copra on Facebook
  1. The dry, dried kernel of the coconut, from which coconut oil is extruded.
cordon bleu Tweet Definition of cordon bleu Like Definition of cordon bleu on Facebook
  1. A skillful chef.
  2. An award given to such chefs.
  3. Thin slices of veal, ham and cheese breaded and sautéed; somewhat like a Wiener schnitzel.
corn Tweet Definition of corn Like Definition of corn on Facebook
  1. (archaic) A grain or seed.
  2. (uncountable) The grain obtained from a plant, especially of cereal crops.<ref>(cite web , title = Corn , publisher = Oxford University Press , work = Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary , url =</ref><ref>(cite web , title = Corn , publisher = Merriam-Webster Incorporated , work = Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary , url =</ref>
  3. (uncountable) A cereal plant grown for its grain (locally denoting the leading crop of that district, i.e. oats in parts of Scotland and Ireland, wheat, barley etc. in England and Wales, maize in the Americas).<ref>(cite web , title = Corn , publisher = Oxford University Press , work = Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary , url =</ref><ref>(cite web , title = Corn , publisher = Merriam-Webster Incorporated , work = Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary , url =</ref>
  1. (US, uncountable) maize, Maize.
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  1. (context, US, Canada) To granulate - form a substance into grains.
  2. (context, US, Canada) To preserve using coarse salt, e.g. Corned beef.
  3. (context, US, Canada) To provide with corn (typically maize) for feed. e.g. Corn the horses.
corn dog Tweet Definition of corn dog Like Definition of corn dog on Facebook
  1. a hot dog coated in cornbread batter and deep fried in hot oil
corned Tweet Definition of corned Like Definition of corned on Facebook
  1. consisting of grains; granulated
  2. (context, of meat) preserved in salt
cornet Tweet Definition of cornet Like Definition of cornet on Facebook
  1. A musical instrument of the brass family, slightly smaller than a trumpet, usually in the musical key of B-flat.
  2. Something shaped like a cone, notably
    • a piece of paper twisted to be used in a container
    • a pastry shell to be filled with ice-cream, hence (UK) an ice cream cone.
    • the headgear of certain religious sisters
cornflakes Tweet Definition of cornflakes Like Definition of cornflakes on Facebook
  1. variant of corn flakes.
cottage cheese Tweet Definition of cottage cheese Like Definition of cottage cheese on Facebook
noun (uncountable)
  1. a cheese curd product with a mild flavor. It is drained, but not pressed so some whey remains.
cotton candy Tweet Definition of cotton candy Like Definition of cotton candy on Facebook
  1. Melted sugar spun into thin threads and collected into a mass, usually on a stick.
coupe Tweet Definition of coupe Like Definition of coupe on Facebook
  1. an ice cream dessert; the glass it is served in
  2. A car with two doors (variant of coupé)
course Tweet Definition of course Like Definition of course on Facebook
  1. An onward movement, progress.
The of events
  1. The itinerary of a race.
The cross-country passes the canal.
  1. A period of learning.
I need to take a French to pep up.
  1. A part of a meal.
We offer seafood as the first .
  1. (sports) The trajectory of a ball, frisbee etc.
  2. (context, navigation) The direction of movement of a vessel at any given moment.
The ship changed its 15 degrees towards south.
  1. (context, navigation) The intended passage of voyage, such as a boat, ship, airplane, spaceship, etc.
A was plotted to traverse the ocean.
  1. (nautical) The lowest square sail in a fully rigged mast, often named according to the mast.
Main course and mainsail are the same thing in a sailing ship.
  1. (context, masonry) A row of bricks or blocks.
On a building that size, two crews could only lay two courses in a day.
  1. The path taken by a waterway.
verb (courses, coursing, coursed)
  1. To run or flow (especially of liquids and more particularly blood).
The oil coursed through the engine.
  1. To pursue by tracking or estimating the course taken by one's prey.
couscous Tweet Definition of couscous Like Definition of couscous on Facebook
  1. A pasta of North African origin made of crushed and steamed semolina.
cracker Tweet Definition of cracker Like Definition of cracker on Facebook
  1. A dry, thin, crispy, and usually salty or savory biscuit.
  2. A short piece of twisted string tied to the end of a whip that creates the distinctive sound when the whip is thrown or cracked.
  3. A firecracker.
  4. A person or thing that crack, cracks, or that cracks a thing (e.g. whip cracker; nutcracker).
  5. A Christmas cracker
  6. Refinery equipment used to pyrolyse organic feedstocks. If catalyst is used to aid pyrolysis it is informally called a cat-cracker
  7. (chiefly, UK) A fine thing or person (crackerjack).
She's an absolute ! The show was a !
  1. (computing) A person who cracks, (i.e. overcomes) computer software or security restrictions to enable unrestricted use or for malicious purpose.
crackling Tweet Definition of crackling Like Definition of crackling on Facebook
  1. (gastronomy) Fat that, after roasting a joint, hardens and crispens.
  1. (present participle of, crackle)
cream Tweet Definition of cream Like Definition of cream on Facebook
  1. The oily part of milk which rises to the top.
Follow the recipe and add the heavy next.
  1. (color) A yellowish white colour; the colour of cream.
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    1. (figurative) The best part of something.
    The of the crop.
    1. Some ointments or salves to apply to the skin.
    You look really sunburnt; you'd better put on some soon.
    1. (context, vulgar, slang) Semen.
  1. To puree, to blend with a liquifying process.
Cream the vegetables with the olive oil, flour, salt and water mixture.
  1. To turn into a yellowish white colour; to give something the color of cream.
  2. (slang) To obliterate, to win over someone else quite decisively.
We creamed the opposing team!
  1. (context, vulgar, slang) To ejaculate.
  1. (colour) Cream-coloured; having a yellowish white colour.
cream cheese Tweet Definition of cream cheese Like Definition of cream cheese on Facebook
  1. A soft, mild-tasting, white cheese that comes from cows milk.
creamery Tweet Definition of creamery Like Definition of creamery on Facebook
noun (creameries)
  1. A place where dairy products are prepared or sold
cream puff Tweet Definition of cream puff Like Definition of cream puff on Facebook
  1. A light, hollow pastry typically filled with cream or custard.
  2. (colloquial) A weak or ineffectual person.
  3. (colloquial) An old motor vehicle in especially good condition.
cream soda Tweet Definition of cream soda Like Definition of cream soda on Facebook
  1. soda water flavoured with vanilla etc
creamy Tweet Definition of creamy Like Definition of creamy on Facebook
adjective (cream, y)
  1. Containing cream.
creamy milk
  1. Of food or drink, having the fatty taste or thick texture of cream, whether or not it actually contains cream.
creamy chocolate
  1. Of any liquid, having the thick texture of cream.
a creamy lotion
  1. Having the colour of cream.
creme Tweet Definition of creme Like Definition of creme on Facebook
  1. (cooking) A very sugary, fluffy white cream derivative.
  2. (context, vulgar, slang) semen
Creole Tweet Definition of Creole Like Definition of Creole on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A French-African ethnic group in Louisiana.
  2. A member of this ethnic group.
crisp Tweet Definition of crisp Like Definition of crisp on Facebook
noun ((plural) crisps)
  1. (british) A potato chip
  1. Curling in stiff curls or ringlets; as, crisp hair.
  2. Curled with the ripple of the water.
  3. Brittle; friable; in a condition to break with a short, sharp fracture; as, crisp snow.
  4. Possessing a certain degree of firmness and freshness; in a fresh, unwilted condition.
  5. Lively; sparking; effervescing.
  6. Brisk; crackling; cheerful; lively.
    1. Of wine: having a refreshing amount of acidity; having less acidity than green wine, but more than a flabby one.
crisper Tweet Definition of crisper Like Definition of crisper on Facebook
  1. A cooled food storage container, used to cool items that do not require complete refrigeration.
  2. The section of a refrigerator used to store fruit and vegetables at a slightly higher temperature than the rest of the refrigerator.
  1. (comparative of, crisp)
croissant Tweet Definition of croissant Like Definition of croissant on Facebook
  1. A flaky roll or pastry in a form of a crescent.
crouton Tweet Definition of crouton Like Definition of crouton on Facebook
  1. A small, often seasoned, piece of dry or fried bread.
crown Tweet Definition of crown Like Definition of crown on Facebook
  1. A reward of victory or a mark of honor.
  2. A royal, imperial or princely headdress; a diadem.
  3. A representation of such a headdress, as in heraldry; it may even be that only the image exists, no physical crown, as in the case of the kingdom of Belgium; by analogy such crowns can be awarded to moral persons that don't even have a head, as the mural crown for cities in heraldry
  4. A wreath or band for the head.
  5. Imperial or regal power.
  6. The topmost part of the head.
  7. The highest part a hill.
  8. The top part of a hat.
  9. The raised centre of a road.
  10. The highest part of an arch.
  11. Splendor, finish, culmination.
  1. Any currency (originally) issued by the crown (regal power) and often bearing a crown (headdress)
  2. Specifically, a former British coin worth five shillings.
    1. (botany) The part of a plant where the root and stem meet.
  3. (anatomy) The part of a tooth above the gums.
  4. (dentistry) A prothestic covering for a tooth.
  5. (nautical) A knot formed in the end of a rope by tucking in the strands to prevent them from unravelling
  6. (nautical) The part of an anchor where the arms and the shank meet
  1. To place a crown on the head of.
  2. To formally declare (someone) a king or emperor.
  3. To declare (someone) a winner.
  4. (medicine) Of a baby, during the birthing process; for the surface of the baby's head to appear in the vaginal opening.
The mother was in the second stage of labor and the fetus had just crowned, prompting a round of encouragement from the midwives.
  1. (context, gaming) To shoot an opponent in the back of the head with a shotgun in a first-person shooter video game.
  2. (context, board games) In checkers, to stack two checkers to indicate that the piece has become a king.
"Crown me!" I said, as I moved my checker to the back row.
  1. Of, related to, or pertaining to a crown.
  1. Of, related to, pertaining to the top of a tree or trees.
a fire
crudites Tweet Definition of crudites Like Definition of crudites on Facebook
noun (plural)
  1. (alternative spelling of, crudités)
crumb Tweet Definition of crumb Like Definition of crumb on Facebook
  1. A small piece (such of cake, biscuit or bread).
The pigeons are quite happily picking at bread crumbs on the ground.
  1. The soft internal portion of bread surrounded by crust.
  2. (figurative) A small amount.
a of comfort
  1. A mixture of sugar, cocoa and milk used to make industrial chocolate
verb (crumbs, crumbing, crumbed)
  1. To cover with crumbs.
crumble Tweet Definition of crumble Like Definition of crumble on Facebook
verb (crumbl, ing)
  1. To fall apart; to disintegrate.
  2. To render into crumbs.
crust Tweet Definition of crust Like Definition of crust on Facebook
  1. a more solid, dense or hard layer on a surface or boundary
  1. To cover with a .
  2. To form a
crusty Tweet Definition of crusty Like Definition of crusty on Facebook
noun (crust, ies)
  1. (rfv-sense) An old person.
  2. (context, mainly, UK) A tramp or homeless young person with poor cleanliness.
  3. (rfv-sense) (slang) dry, Dried eye mucus.
    • 1999, Vinnie Hansen, Murder, Honey, Xlibris Corporation, ISBN 0-7388-0467-3, page 155,
    • :Against the backdrop of muted stripes of color, Julieanne picked at her eyes" crusties, and then combed her hair with the hand.
    • 2003, Mary O'Connell, "Saint Anne", in Living with Saints, Grove Press, ISBN 0-8021-3926-4, page 209,
    • :Jesus, how could I bear the sight of him"sleep crusties lodged in the corners of his rheumy eyes, a puff of chest hair cresting like meringue over the top of his V-neck sweater, khakis jacked up to his breastbone"when I was used to looking at the singularly lovely Isabella?
    • 2005, Jeffrey Dinsmore, I, an Actress: The Autobiography of Karen Jamey, Contemporary Press, ISBN 0974461490, page 51,
    • :I wiped the crusties from my eyes, threw on a sundress, and wandered out into the living room.
adjective (crust, ier)
  1. Pertaining to or having a crust, as, for example, in the case of bread.
  2. (context, figurative, of a person or behavior) short-tempered, Short-tempered and gruff but, sometimes, with a harmless or benign inner nature; peevish, surly, harsh.
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verb (crystalliz, ing)
  1. (context, transitive, chemistry, physics) to make something form into crystals
  2. (context, intransitive) to assume the form of a crystal
  3. (context, transitive) to make something such as an idea more definite or precise
  4. (context, intransitive) to become more definite or precise
  5. (context, transitive) to coat something with crystals, especially with sugar
cube Tweet Definition of cube Like Definition of cube on Facebook
noun (rfc, a DIV in wikitext? Shame, shame.)
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  1. (geometry) A polyhedron having of six identical square faces.
  2. Any object more or less in the form of a cube.
a sugar
a stock
  1. (mathematics) The third power of a number, value, term or expression.
cupcake Tweet Definition of cupcake Like Definition of cupcake on Facebook
  1. A small cake baked in a paper container shaped like a cup, often with icing on top.
  2. (slang) An attractive young woman.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 604:
    • :Whatever else this might be up to, she was no piker.
cupful Tweet Definition of cupful Like Definition of cupful on Facebook
noun (pl=cupsful, pl2=cupfuls)
  1. The amount necessary to make a cup full
A cupful of milk for the sauce.
  1. A half pint, i.e. eight ounces
curd Tweet Definition of curd Like Definition of curd on Facebook
  1. The part of milk that coagulates when it sours or is treated with enzymes; used to make cottage cheese.
  1. To form curd; to curdle.
cure Tweet Definition of cure Like Definition of cure on Facebook
  1. a method, device or medication that restores good health
  2. a solution to a problem
verb (cur, ing)
  1. to restore to good health
  2. to relieve from a disease or its ill effects
  3. to preserve
curry Tweet Definition of curry Like Definition of curry on Facebook
noun (curr, ies)
  1. Any dish, especially a stew made with various kinds of meat or seafood, flavored with curry powder.
  2. A sauce or relish whose principal flavoring is curry powder.
  3. curry powder, Curry powder
  4. Used attributively, cooked with curry.
    • 1990 Helen Willinsky - Jerk: Barbecue from Jamaica
    • :Until recently, we usually fixed goat, another national dish, for large parties.
    • 2006 Elka Paquette - Taboo
    • :Mum replied, "Oh everything, fried jerk chicken, fried fish, rice and peas and the mutton's been cooking, from this morning.
      1. (context, Australian English) To give (someone) a bit of ; to rebuke, discipline, or criticize; harass.
verb (curries, currying, curried)
  1. (transitive) To season with curry powder.
curry powder Tweet Definition of curry powder Like Definition of curry powder on Facebook
  1. A mixture of spices, usually including turmeric, commonly used in Asian cooking.
custard Tweet Definition of custard Like Definition of custard on Facebook
  1. (uncountable) A type of sauce made from milk and eggs (and usually sugar, and sometimes vanilla or other flavourings) and thickened by heat, served hot poured over desserts, as a filling for some pies and cakes, or cold and solidified; also used as a base for some savoury dishes, such as quiches.
  2. (countable) Any particular variety of custard.
cut Tweet Definition of cut Like Definition of cut on Facebook
  1. An opening resulting from cutting.
Look at this on my finger!
  1. The act of cutting.
He made a fine with his sword.
  1. The result of cutting.
She tried out for the team, but didn't make the .
  1. A share or portion.
The lawyer took a of the profits.
  1. (Cricket) A batsman's shot played with a swinging motion of the bat, to hit the ball backward of point.
  2. (Cricket) Sideways movement of the ball through the air caused by a fast bowler imparting spin to the ball.
  3. The act or right of dividing a deck of playing cards.
The player next to the dealer the deck by placing the bottom half on top.
  1. The manner or style a garment is fashioned in.
I like the of that suit.
  1. A slab, especially of meat.
That"s our finest of meat.
  1. (fencing) An attack made with a chopping motion of the blade, landing with its edge or point.
  2. A deliberate snub, typically a refusal to return a bow or other acknowledgement of acquaintance.
verb (cuts, cutting, cut)
  1. To perform an incision, for example with a knife.
I the skin on my arm.
  1. To divide with a knife, scissors, or another sharp instrument.
Would you please the cake?
  1. To separate from prior association; to remove a portion of a recording during editing.
Travis was from the team.
  1. To enter a queue in the wrong place.
One student kept trying to in front of the line.
  1. (context, cinema, audio) To cease recording activities.
After the actors read their lines, the director yelled "Cut!"
  1. To reduce, especially intentionally.
They're going to salaries by fifteen percent.
  1. To form or shape by cutting.
I have three diamonds to today.
  1. To intersect or cross in such a way as to divide in half or nearly so.
This road cuts right through downtown.
  1. (cricket) To make the ball spin sideways by running one's fingers down the side of the ball while bowling it.
  2. (colloquial) Not to attend a class, especially when this is not permitted.
I fifth period to hang out with Angela.
  1. To change direction suddenly.
The football player to his left to evade a tackle.
  1. To divide a pack of playing cards into two
If you then I'll deal.
  1. (participial adjective) Having been .
  2. reduce, Reduced.
The pitcher threw a fastball that was slower than his usual pitch.
Cut brandy is a liquor made of brandy and hard grain liquor.
  1. (context, of a gem) carve, Carved into a shape; not raw.
  2. (cricket, of a shot) Played with a horizontal bat to hit the ball backward of point.
  3. (bodybuilding) Having muscular definition in which individual groups of muscle fibers stand out among larger muscles.
  4. (colloquial) circumcised, Circumcised.
cutlet Tweet Definition of cutlet Like Definition of cutlet on Facebook
  1. a thin slice of meat, usually fried
  2. a chop, a specific piece of meat cut from the side of an animal, especially said of pork and beef
  3. (metaphore) an attractive body (compare beefcake)
''Jamie is such a cutie, classmates keep calling him a , one even loves to lick his ribs, calling them 'juicy cutlets'

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