cade

1
[ keyd ]
/ keɪd /
|

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. caddisworm,
  2. caddo,
  3. caddoan,
  4. caddy,
  5. caddy spoon,
  6. cade, jack,
  7. cadelle,
  8. cadence,
  9. cadenced,
  10. cadency

Compare juniper tar.

Origin of cade

1
1565–75; < Middle French < Provençal; akin to Late Latin catanum; perhaps originally a plant name in a substratum language of the Alps and Pyrenees

cade

2
[ keyd ]
/ keɪd /

adjective

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 cade

2
1425–75; late Middle English cad(e), of obscure origin

Cade

[ keyd ]
/ keɪd /

noun

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

-cade

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

cade

1
/ (keɪd) /

noun

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 for cade

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

adjective

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

Word Origin for cade

C15: of unknown origin

Cade

/ (keɪd) /

noun

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

-cade

n combining form

indicating a procession of a specified kindmotorcade

Word Origin for -cade

abstracted from cavalcade

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Word Origin and History for cade

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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