17-letter words starting with c

  • caa the feet frae — to send (a person) sprawling
  • cabbage butterfly — a common white butterfly (Pieris rapae) whose green larvae feed upon cabbage and related plants
  • cache consistency — cache coherency
  • caesarean section — A Caesarean or a Caesarean section is an operation in which a baby is lifted out of a woman's womb through an opening cut in her abdomen.
  • café-au-lait spot — a brown patch on the skin that can occur normally in small numbers or in neurofibromatosis, when they are more numerous
  • cafeteria benefit — a fringe benefit chosen by an employee from a range of benefits offered under a cafeteria plan.
  • cage zone melting — zone melting of a square bar of the material to be purified, done so that the impurities are concentrated at the corners.
  • calcium carbonate — a white crystalline salt occurring in limestone, chalk, marble, calcite, coral, and pearl: used in the production of lime and cement. Formula: CaCO3
  • calcium cyanamide — a white crystalline compound formed by heating calcium carbide with nitrogen. It is important in the fixation of nitrogen and can be hydrolysed to ammonia or used as a fertilizer. Formula: CaCN2
  • calcium gluconate — a white, tasteless, water-soluble powder, CaC 12 H 22 O 14 , used as a dietary supplement to provide calcium.
  • calcium hydroxide — a white crystalline slightly soluble alkali with many uses, esp in cement, water softening, and the neutralization of acid soils. Formula: Ca(OH)2
  • calcium phosphate — the insoluble nonacid calcium salt of orthophosphoric acid (phosphoric(V) acid): it occurs in bones and is the main constituent of bone ash. Formula: Ca3(PO4)2
  • calf's-foot jelly — a jelly made from the stock of boiled calves' feet and flavourings, formerly often served to invalids
  • california condor — either of two large, New World vultures of the family Cathartidae, Gymnogyps californianus (California condor) or Vultur gryphus (Andean condor) the largest flying birds in the Western Hemisphere: the California condor is almost extinct; the Andean condor is greatly reduced in number and rare in many areas.
  • california laurel — a Pacific coast shrub or tree (Umbellularia californica) of the laurel family, having aromatic evergreen leaves and hard wood; Oregon myrtle: a source of bay leaves
  • california nutmeg — a tall, pungently aromatic California evergreen tree, Torreya californica, of the yew family, having a fissured, gray-brown bark and small, purple-streaked, green fruit.
  • california privet — a privet, Ligustrum ovalifolium, of the olive family, native to Japan, having glossy, oval leaves and long clusters of white flowers, widely used for hedges in the U.S.
  • call-and-response — a form of interaction between a speaker and one or more listeners, in which every utterance of the speaker elicits a verbal or non-verbal response from the listener or listeners
  • call-by-reference — (programming)   An argument passing convention where the address of an argument variable is passed to a function or procedure, as opposed to passing the value of the argument expression. Execution of the function or procedure may have side-effects on the actual argument as seen by the caller. The C language's "&" (address of) and "*" (dereference) operators allow the programmer to code explicit call-by-reference. Other languages provide special syntax to declare reference arguments (e.g. ALGOL 60). See also call-by-name, call-by-value, call-by-value-result.
  • called to the bar — admitted to the practice of law as a barrister
  • calomel electrode — a reference electrode consisting of calomel, mercury, and a solution of potassium chloride.
  • calorie-conscious — aware of the calorie content of one's diet
  • camberwell beauty — a nymphalid butterfly, Nymphalis antiopa, of temperate regions, having dark purple wings with cream-yellow borders
  • camberwell carrot — a large, almost conical, marijuana cigarette
  • camera-ready copy — type matter ready to be photographed for plate-making without further alteration
  • camp-fire-members — a U.S. organization for girls and boys that emphasizes the building of character and good citizenship through work, health, and love; originally founded for girls (Camp Fire girls) in 1910, it is now open to both boys and girls (Camp Fire members)
  • campus university — a university in which the buildings, often including shops and cafés, are all on one site
  • can't be bothered — If you say that you can't be bothered to do something, you mean that you are not going to do it because you think it is unnecessary or because you are too lazy.
  • canadian alliance — a Canadian right-wing federal political party, founded in 2000; merged with the Conservative Party in 2003
  • canadian fleabane — a plant, Conyza (or Erigeron) canadensis, with small white tubular flower heads
  • canadian football — a game resembling American football, played on a grass pitch between two teams of 12 players
  • canadian pondweed — a North American aquatic plant, Elodea (or Anacharis) canadensis, naturalized in Europe, having crowded dark green leaves: family Hydrocharitaceae. It is used in aquariums
  • canarybird flower — a nasturtium, Tropaeolum peregrinum, of Peru, having round, deeply lobed leaves and yellow flowers.
  • cancer specialist — a medical professional who specializes in the treatment or study of malignant growths or tumours
  • candidate species — any plant or animal species that is a candidate for designation as an endangered species or threatened species.
  • canine parvovirus — a highly contagious viral disease of dogs characterized by vomiting, haemorrhagic diarrhoea, depression, and, in severe cases, death
  • cannot choose but — to be obliged to
  • cantilever bridge — a bridge having spans that are constructed as cantilevers and often a suspended span or spans, each end of which rests on one end of a cantilever span
  • capacity audience — a situation when the maximum number of people possible are watching an event
  • cape barren goose — a greyish Australian goose, Cereopsis novaehollandiae, having a black bill with a greenish cere
  • cape horn current — the part of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current flowing E at Cape Horn.
  • cape of good hope — a cape in SW South Africa south of Cape Town
  • capital allowance — the practice of allowing a certain amount of money spent by a company on fixed assets to be taken off the profits of the company before tax is imposed
  • capital equipment — the equipment that a business buys
  • capital formation — the net additions to a capital stock in an accounting period
  • capital gains tax — a tax on the profit made from the sale of an asset
  • capital structure — the way that a company finances its assets through a combination of equity, debt etc
  • capital-intensive — Capital-intensive industries and businesses need the investment of large sums of money. Compare labour-intensive.
  • captain's biscuit — a type of hard fancy biscuit
  • carbon disulphide — a colourless slightly soluble volatile flammable poisonous liquid commonly having a disagreeable odour due to the presence of impurities: used as an organic solvent and in the manufacture of rayon and carbon tetrachloride. Formula: CS2

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