- 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
- 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
- Jack,died 1450, English rebel during the reign of Henry VI, based in Kent.
- a combining form extracted from cavalcade, used with the meaning “procession” in the formation of compound words: motorcade; tractorcade.
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Examples from the Web for cade
I was touched that he had sent it and forwarded the study to my two moms and my sister Cade.Thank God My Moms Are Lesbians
June 21, 2010
I reckon it will be safe to return to Cade's Canyon for a while.Frank Merriwell's Bravery
Burt L. Standish
The portrait is from a photograph by Cade and White of Ipswich taken in 1873.Letters of Edward FitzGerald
Cade did not die at once, but on the way to London, whither he was conveyed in a cart.Highways & Byways in Sussex
An electric eye noted that fact and a light in front of Cade turned on.
The motor turned the valve back and forth in response to Cade's signals.
- 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)
- indicating a procession of a specified kindmotorcade
abstracted from cavalcade
Word Origin and History for cade
"pet, tame," mid-15c., used in reference to young animals abandoned by their mothers and brought up by hand; of unknown origin.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper