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  • Definitions starting with C: Cat Island
    Entry:   [see 1888 quot. for etym.] n. a major island of the Bahamas, formerly called San Salva­dor: 1786 Columbus. . . landed in Cat-island, which ...

  • Definitions starting with C: cat mint
    Entry: [OED, common Brit, name for US catnip (Nepeta cataria)] n. a fragrant herb related to catnip: 1835 Nepeta coerulea . . . Cat mint (Journal ...

  • Definitions starting with C: catnip
    Entry: (White); capnit (Black); catnit (San Sal.) [cf. W3 catnip different genus] n. an aromatic plant, Salvia serotina, used medicinally: 1978 (Higgs 8). Worm-da-fuse and catnip, ...

  • Definitions starting with C: catoonkle
    Entry: See CAPOONKLE ...

  • Definitions starting with C: cat('s) paw
    Entry: [W3 different sp.] n. a prickly plant, Solarium didymanthum, with yellow berries: 1920 (Britton 384). (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with C: cattles
    Entry:   [OED cattle livestock (→ 1741) .. . usually bovine ... ordinary plural] n. pl. heads of cattle or other livestock: 1966 I'm going to ...

  • Definitions starting with C: cat-tongue
    Entry:   n. a plant, Priva lappulacea, used medicinally: 1920 (Britton 367). 1905 One of the plants, which is boiled and the decoction used for the ...

  • Definitions starting with C: catty-corner
    Entry:  [US dial. idem ADD; W3 "variant of catercorner from cater rhomboid, from Fr. quatre four"] adv. diagonally opposite: catty-corner from the store. (Gen.)   ...

  • Definitions starting with C: cat-wash
    Entry:  [from a cat's manner of washing itself] n. a bath with a washcloth without a tub or shower. = COWBOY, WASH-OFF (San Sal.) ...

  • Definitions starting with C: cave-bat
    Entry: n. the bat, a flying mammal, as opposed to BAT moth: I won't go in them big cave-hole 'cause I scared of the cave-bat (Andros). = ...

  • Definitions starting with C: caya
    Entry: see KAYA. ...

  • Definitions starting with C: cedar
    Entry: [W3 different genus] n. 1. a tree, Juniperus barbadensis: 1905 (Shattuck 203). 2. a tree, Casuarina litorea. = CHRISTMAS TREE 2 (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with C: centipee
    Entry: /sénapiy/ [Atlantic; cf. also US dial. South santy fay, Santer fee ADD, santapee (Ayres 1950:77); OED "centipie, centapee in W. Indies and early navigators was prob. from ...

  • Definitions starting with C: cerasee
    Entry: /sérasiy/, sorasee /sóhrasiy/ [W Car.; "etym. unknown—poss. fr. Fr. céracé waxy, but. cf. Twi nsuró a climbing vine" DJE] n. a vine, Momordica charantia, with yellow flowers and ...

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