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cadet a student in a military school; person training to be a military officer.
cafeteria a dining hall or restaurant in which customers choose or are served their food at a counter. The customers then carry the food on trays to their tables.
caffeine a bitter substance found in coffee, tea, chocolate, and some sodas. Caffeine stimulates the heart and nervous system and can cause a person to stay awake and alert.
cage a box or space closed in by wire or bars, used to keep and display animals or birds. [4 definitions]
caiman a large reptile that is related to the crocodile and alligator. Caimans live in tropical areas of North and South America.
Cairo the capital city of Egypt, on the Nile River.
Cajun a person of French Canadian descent, now usually native to Louisiana. [2 definitions]
cake a sweet, baked food made of flour, eggs, sugar, and flavoring. Cakes can be made in the form of a loaf or layers. [4 definitions]
Cal. an abbreviation for California. [2 definitions]
calamity an event causing great harm, pain, or destruction; disaster.
calcium a soft, silver-white substance that is one of the chemical elements. Calcium is found in many kinds of rocks. It is used by the body for building healthy bones and teeth. (symbol: Ca)
calculate to find out by using arithmetic; compute. [3 definitions]
calculator a machine or computer application used in calculating or computing numbers.
Calcutta the capital city of a state in India. Calcutta is on the eastern coast.
calendar a chart of the days, weeks, and months of one or more years. [2 definitions]
calf1 a young cow or bull. A young whale, seal, or elephant is also known as a calf. [2 definitions]
calf2 the rounded back part of a human's leg below the knee.
calico a woven cotton cloth with a bright printed pattern. [3 definitions]
California a state in the western United States on the Pacific Coast. Its capital is Sacramento. (abbreviated: CA)
caliph in Islam, a spiritual and political leader in some Muslim countries.
caliphate the area ruled, length of rule, or office of a caliph.