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chorus a group of people who sing together. [3 definitions]
chose past tense of "choose."
chosen past participle of "choose."
chow1 (informal) food.
chow2 a Chinese breed of dog. Chows are sturdy dogs of medium size with a thick red or black coat, a black tongue, and a tail that curls over the back.
chowder a thick soup in which clams, fish, or corn are added to potatoes and onions in a milk or tomato base.
Christ See "Jesus Christ."
christen to give a name to at baptism. [2 definitions]
Christian of, concerning, or coming from the person, actions, or words of Jesus Christ, or the religion based on his teachings. [4 definitions]
Christianity the Christian religion, including its many separate branches. [2 definitions]
Christmas December 25, a Christian holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. [2 definitions]
Christmas tree a real or artificial evergreen tree, usually placed indoors and decorated with lights and ornaments at Christmas.
chromatic having to do with color or colors. [2 definitions]
chromatic scale a musical scale of half steps.
chromium a shiny, silver-gray metal that is one of the chemical elements. Chromium does not rust easily. It is used on surfaces, such as the metal trim on cars, because it stays shiny. It can be combined with other metals to form alloys. (symbol: Cr)
chromosome a part found in the cells of all plants and animals. Chromosomes contain genes which pass on physical characteristics from parent to offspring.
chronic tending to a certain behavior or illness over a long time or without stopping. [2 definitions]
chronological according to the order in which things happen.
chrysalis the hard outside covering on a moth or butterfly while it is a pupa, the stage before it becomes an adult with wings. Many kinds of moths and butterflies make a chrysalis instead of a cocoon. Chrysalis is also sometimes used as another name for the pupa itself.
chrysanthemum a type of plant grown for its flowers that bloom in autumn. Some species are grown for a compound that kills insects on crop plants. [2 definitions]
chubby plump and round.