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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.
chuck1 to touch or pat lightly with affection. [5 definitions]
chuckle to laugh softly or in a quiet manner. [2 definitions]
chug a short, steady sound. [2 definitions]
chum1 (informal) a close friend; pal.
chunk a thick lump or piece of any material.
church a building used for public Christian religious services. [3 definitions]
churn a container in which cream or milk is beaten or shaken to form butter. [4 definitions]
chute1 a passage down which things may slide in order to be moved from one area to another.
cicada a large insect with a stout body and two pairs of thin, clear wings. The male cicada makes a loud, shrill noise.
cider the juice pressed out of apples, used for drinking.
cigar a thin, tight roll of tobacco leaves prepared for smoking.
cigarette a short, narrow tube of thin paper that contains cut tobacco for smoking.
cinder a small piece of partly burned wood or coal that can continue to burn but without a flame.
cinema the art or business of making movies. [2 definitions]
cinnamon a spice made from the dried bark of a tropical Asian tree. [2 definitions]
circle a closed curve made up of points that are all the same distance from a fixed center point. [5 definitions]
circuit a line or route around an area. [4 definitions]
circuit breaker a switch or other device that automatically breaks an electric circuit when too much electricity flows through it.