calamus

Mar. 1st, 2011 06:47 pm
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cal·a·mus

   
[kal-uh-muhs]

–noun, plural -mi  [-mahy]
1. the sweet flag, Acorus calamus
2. its aromatic root
3. any of various tropical Asian palms of the genus Calamus, some of which are a source of rattan
4. the hollow base of a feather; a quill


*another word brought to you by Captive Prince :o)
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cachinnation


[kækɪˈneɪʃən]

-noun
1. raucous laughter
2. psychiatry: inappropriate laughter, sometimes found in schizophrenia

according to the free dictionary: To laugh hard, loudly, or convulsively; guffaw.

*this word is in honor of [personal profile] stultiloquentia and Christopher Fry

capriccio

Jan. 15th, 2011 06:12 pm
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ca·pric·ci·o 


[kuh-pree-chee-oh; It. kah-preet-chaw]

–noun, plural -ci·os, -ci  [-chee]

1. Music: a composition in a free, irregular style
2. a caper; prank
3. a whim; caprice

chrism

Dec. 17th, 2010 07:47 pm
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chrism

   
[kriz-uhm]

–noun
a consecrated oil, usually mixed with balsam or balsam and spices, used by certainchurches in various rites, as in baptism, confirmation, and the like

codicil

Dec. 12th, 2010 11:33 pm
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cod·i·cil

   
[kod-uh-suhl]

–noun
1. a supplement to a will, containing an addition, explanation, modification, etc., of something in the will
2. any supplement; appendix
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cocker


[kok-er]

–verb (used with object)
to pamper: to cocker a child.

(-noun
1. a cocker spaniel
2. a person who encourages cockfights)

comestible

Nov. 25th, 2010 11:35 am
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co·mes·ti·ble

   
[kuh-mes-tuh-buhl]

–adjective
1. fit to be eaten; edible; eatable.

–noun
2. Usually, comestibles. articles of food; edibles: The table was spread with all kinds of comestibles.

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