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castanets
  • n  a percussion instrument consisting of a pair of hollow pieces of wood or bone (usually held between the thumb and fingers) that are made to click together (as by Spanish dancers) in rhythm with the dance
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castanopsis
  • n  evergreen trees and shrubs of warm regions valued for their foliage; southeastern United States and eastern Australia and northern New Zealand
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castanopsis chrysophylla
  • n  small ornamental evergreen tree of Pacific Coast whose glossy yellow-green leaves are yellow beneath; bears edible nuts
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castanospermum
  • n  a rosid dicot genus of the subfamily Papilionoideae having one species: Moreton Bay chestnut
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castaway
  • n  a person who is rejected (from society or home)
  • n  a shipwrecked person
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caste
  • n  social status or position conferred by a system based on class
    lose caste by doing work beneath one's station
  • n  (Hinduism) a hereditary social class among Hindus; stratified according to ritual purity
  • n  a social class separated from others by distinctions of hereditary rank or profession or wealth
  • n  in some social insects (such as ants) a physically distinct individual or group of individuals specialized to perform certain functions in the colony
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caste system
  • n  a social structure in which classes are determined by heredity
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caster
  • n  a worker who casts molten metal into finished products
  • n  a shaker with a perforated top for sprinkling powdered sugar
  • n  a pivoting roller attached to the bottom of furniture or trucks or portable machines to make them movable
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caster sugar
  • n  very finely granulated sugar that was formerly sprinkled from a castor
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castigation
  • n  a severe scolding
  • n  verbal punishment
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castile
  • n  a region of central Spain; a former kingdom that comprised most of modern Spain and united with Aragon to form Spain in 1479
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castile soap
  • n  a good hard soap made from olive oil and sodium hydroxide
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castilla
  • n  a region of central Spain; a former kingdom that comprised most of modern Spain and united with Aragon to form Spain in 1479
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castilleia
  • n  genus of western North and South American perennials often partially parasitic on roots of grasses
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castilleja
  • n  genus of western North and South American perennials often partially parasitic on roots of grasses
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castilleja chromosa
  • n  most common paintbrush of western United States dry lands; having erect stems ending in dense spikes of bright orange to red flowers
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castilleja miniata
  • n  wildflower of western North America having ragged clusters of crimson or scarlet flowers
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castilleja sessiliflora
  • n  hairy plant with pinkish flowers; Great Plains to northern Mexico
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castilleja sulphurea
  • n  plant of moist highland meadows having ragged clusters of pale yellow flowers
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