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copper a reddish brown metal that is one of the chemical elements. Copper is used to make pipes, because it does not easily rust. It is also used to make wires, because it is an excellent conductor of electricity. It can be combined with other metals to make alloys such as brass and bronze. (symbol: Cu) [4 definitions]
copperhead a poisonous snake that has a copper-colored body with darker bands. Copperheads are found in the southeastern United States.
copy something that looks exactly like another. [5 definitions]
coral the hard skeleton of tiny sea animals called corals. Most kinds of corals live in warm tropical oceans, and their thousands of skeletons form reefs and atolls. [3 definitions]
coral snake a small, poisonous snake that has red, yellow, and black bands around its body. It is found in the southwestern part of the United States and in Central and South America.
cord a thick string or strong, thin rope. [4 definitions]
cordial warm and friendly; courteous.
corduroy cloth that has lengthwise ribs. [2 definitions]
core the hard center part of certain fruits. [3 definitions]
cork a kind of oak that has a thick, soft bark. Corks grow near the Mediterranean Sea. [4 definitions]
corkscrew a tool shaped like a spiral that is used to remove corks from bottles. [2 definitions]
corn1 a tall plant that has ears with rows of yellow or white seeds that can be eaten. Corn is a grain that is used for food. [2 definitions]
corncob the woody center of an ear of corn. The corncob holds the kernels.
cornea the clear part of the eyeball's outer coating. The cornea covers the iris and pupil.
corner the place where two lines or surfaces meet to form an angle. [5 definitions]
cornet a brass wind instrument that is like a trumpet but smaller.
cornmeal corn that has been ground into a rough powder.
cornucopia the mythical horn of a goat that had an endless supply of food; horn of plenty. The cornucopia is used as a symbol of having plenty to eat. [2 definitions]
coronation the ceremony at which a king or queen is crowned.
corporal2 an officer in the U.S. Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps who is ranked below sergeant and above private first class.
corporation a group of people allowed by law to do certain things as if they were one person.