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cottontail a kind of rabbit that has brown or gray fur and a fluffy white tail. Cottontails live in North and South America.
cottonwood a North American tree of the poplar family. Cottonwoods grow quickly and bear seeds surrounded by fiber that looks like cotton. [2 definitions]
couch a piece of indoor furniture made for a number of people to sit on at the same time; sofa.
cougar a common name for a puma, a large wild cat with tan fur. Cougars live in many parts of North and South America. They are carnivorous mammals. They are also called mountain lions or panthers.
cough to release air noisily from the lungs. A cough results from illness or from breathing in foreign matter. [4 definitions]
cough drop a medication in the form of a small piece of hard candy, used for soothing a cough or sore throat.
could used to express that there was ability to do something in the past, or that an action or state was possible in the past. [2 definitions]
couldn't shortened form of "could not."
council a group of persons gathered together to discuss or make decisions about public matters. For example, a city council may make laws for or give advice on how to run a city.
counsel help or advice given by an authority or wise person. [3 definitions]
counseling the activity of meeting and talking regularly with someone who can give advice and support in a particular area of life.
counselor a person who gives advice, especially as a job. [3 definitions]
count1 to list or name one by one in order to find the total. [8 definitions]
count2 a European nobleman of a particular rank.
countdown the act of counting down to zero from a higher number to prepare for the start of an event.
counter1 a long, high table. People sit on stools or stand at a counter to eat, prepare food, or do business. [2 definitions]
counter3 in an opposite direction or manner. [2 definitions]
counter- a prefix that means "opposite to." [2 definitions]
counterclockwise opposite to the direction in which the hands of a clock move.
counterfeit made to look like something real in order to cheat people. [3 definitions]
counterpart someone or something that is just like or similar to another. [2 definitions]