- 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
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A well-known projection on the flanks of Cader is the Giant's Nose.The Motor Routes of England
This makes it, according to Pennant, 240 yards higher than Cader Idris.Ten Thousand Wonderful Things
Edmund Fillingham King
We reached Cader Fronwen, one of the highest of the Berwyns, without meeting with a trace.
The fourth hole is known to all Aberdoveyites as Cader, and is as good a specimen of the blind short hole as is to be found.The Golf Courses of the British Isles
I don't think my own have even quite recovered the effects of three winters over the base of Cader Idris.
- 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
- Jack. died 1450, English leader of the Kentish rebellion against the misgovernment of Henry VI (1450)
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Word Origin and History for cader
"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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