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Left by its mother and reared by hand: a cade calf.
[Middle English, pet, pet lamb, of unknown origin.]
A bushy juniper (Juniperus oxycedrus) chiefly of the Mediterranean region that is used in horticulture and whose wood yields juniper tar. Also called prickly juniper.
[French, from Provençal, from Old Provençal, from Late Latin catanus, perhaps from a non-Celtic language of pre-Roman Gaul.]
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(Plants) a juniper tree, Juniperus oxycedrus of the Mediterranean region, the wood of which yields an oily brown liquid (oil of cade) used to treat skin ailments
[C16: via Old French from Old Provençal, from Medieval Latin catanus]
(of a young animal) left by its mother and reared by humans, usually as a pet
[C15: of unknown origin]
(Biography) Jack. died 1450, English leader of the Kentish rebellion against the misgovernment of Henry VI (1450)
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a juniper, Juniperus oxycedrus, of the Mediterranean area, whose wood on destructive distillation yields an oily liquid used in treating skin diseases.
New Eng., Brit. (of the young of animals) abandoned by the mother and raised by humans.
a combining form with the meaning “procession, parade”: motorcade.
[extracted from cavalcade]
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Cadea cask or barrel containing a quantity of 720 herrings, later 500 herrings; a quantity of 1000 sprats.
Examples: cade of herrings, 1440; of sprats, 1704.
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