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bulrush

another term for cattail.

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bumptious

self-assertive or proud to an irritating degree.

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burnous

a long circular cloak with a hood attached, worn esp by Arabs

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burnouse

a long hooded cloak woven of wool in one piece; worn by Arabs and Moors.

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buskin

a laced boot reaching halfway or more to the knee

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caduceus

A herald's wand or staff, especially in ancient times.
b. Greek Mythology A winged staff with two serpents twined around it, carried by Hermes.
2. An insignia modeled on Hermes's staff and used as the symbol of the medical profession.

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cahpparal

a shrubland or heathland plant community found primarily in the U.S. state of California and in the northern portion of the Baja California peninsula

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calabash

is a vine grown for its fruit, which can either be harvested young and used as a vegetable, or harvested mature, dried, and used as a bottle, utensil, or pipe. The fresh fruit has a light green smooth skin and a white flesh. Rounder varieties are called calabash gourds.

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calumnet

tobacco pipe

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cambered

A slightly arched surface, as of a road, a ship's deck, an airfoil, or a ski.

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camphor

a white crystalline substance, found in different aromatic plants Camphor is used in medicine internally for its calming influence in hysteria, nervousness and neuralgia, and for serious diarrhoea, and externally as a counter-irritant in rheumatisms, sprains bronchitis in mankind it causes convulsions, from the effect it has on the motor tract of the brain; it stimulates the intellectual centres and prevents narcotic drugs taking effect, but in cases of nervous excitement it has a soothing and quieting result.

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canaille

the common people; the masses.

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cantible

literally "singable" or "songlike". In instrumental music, it is a particular style of playing designed to imitate the human voice

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carboy

a glass or plastic vessel used in fermenting beverages such as wine, mead, cider, perry, andbeer. Usually it is fitted with a rubber stopper and a fermentation lock to prevent bacteria and oxygen from entering during the fermentation process.

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carceral

of, relating to, or suggesting a jail or prison

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carcinosis

a condition characterized by the development of many carcinomas throughout the body

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cardomam

a cool spice with a distinctly minty aroma. It is beneficial in treatment of common illnesses. cardamom-flavoured tea, also flavoured with cinnamon, is consumed as a hot beverage

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cartouche

A structure or figure, often in the shape of an oval shield or oblong scroll, used as an architectural or graphic ornament or to bear a design or inscription.

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caryatidal

a supporting column carved in the shape of a person

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castor

the second brightest star in the constellation Gemini and one of the brightest stars in the night sky. Although it has the Bayer designation "alpha", it is actually fainter than Beta Geminorum (Pollux).

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catachesis

basic Christian religious education of children and adult converts to Christianity

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catchall

a bag, basket, or other receptacle for odds and ends. 2. something that covers a wide variety of items or situations:

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catspaw

A person used by another as a dupe or tool. 2-A light breeze that ruffles small areas of a water surface. 3-Nautical A knot made by twisting a section of rope to form two adjacent eyes through which a hook is passed, used in hoisting.

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chaise

an upholstered sofa in the shape of achair that is long enough to support the legs.

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chalcedony

has a waxy luster, and may be semitransparent or translucent. It can assume a wide range of colors, but those most commonly seen are white to gray, grayish-blue or a shade of brown ranging from pale to nearly black.

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chenille

may refer to either a type of yarn or fabric made from it.Chenille, the French word for caterpillar, is typically used to describe a type of fabric. It is named for the unique process by which it is made.

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chit

any receipt, voucher, or similar document, especially of an informal nature. // A young woman regarded as immature or insignificant

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chorea

an abnormal involuntary movement disorder

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chrysoberyl

a rare gemstone, and the color-changing variety Alexandrite is extremely uncommon and highly valued. The nature of Alexandrite is very unique. If viewed in sunlight, its color is dark yellow-green to greenish-blue.

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chutney

a family of condiments mainly associated with South Asian cuisinethat usually contain some mixture of spice(s), vegetable(s), and/or fruit(s)