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  1. a juniper, Juniperus oxycedrus, of the Mediterranean area, whose wood on destructive distillation yields an oily liquid (oil of cade), used in treating skin diseases.
Compare juniper tar.

Origin of cade1

1565–75; < Middle French < Provençal; akin to Late Latin catanum; perhaps originally a plant name in a substratum language of the Alps and Pyrenees

cade2

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adjective
  1. Eastern New England and British. (of the young of animals) abandoned or left by the mother and raised by humans: a cade lamb.

Origin of cade2

1425–75; late Middle English cad(e), of obscure origin

Cade

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noun
  1. Jack,died 1450, English rebel during the reign of Henry VI, based in Kent.

-cade

  1. a combining form extracted from cavalcade, used with the meaning “procession” in the formation of compound words: motorcade; tractorcade.
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British Dictionary definitions for cade

cade1

noun
  1. 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

Word Origin

C16: via Old French from Old Provençal, from Medieval Latin catanus

cade2

adjective
  1. (of a young animal) left by its mother and reared by humans, usually as a pet

Word Origin

C15: of unknown origin

Cade

noun
  1. Jack. died 1450, English leader of the Kentish rebellion against the misgovernment of Henry VI (1450)

-cade

n combining form
  1. indicating a procession of a specified kindmotorcade

Word Origin

abstracted from cavalcade
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Word Origin and History for cade

adj.

"pet, tame," mid-15c., used in reference to young animals abandoned by their mothers and brought up by hand; of unknown origin.

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