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