a crocodilelike lizard, Dracaena guianensis, of South America, having powerful jaws for crushing the snails and mussels upon which it feeds.
Scot. and Irish English. rent paid in kind, especially a percentage of a farm crop. the first son of Adam and Eve, who murdered his brother Abel. Gen. 4. a murderer. raise Cain, Slang. become angry or violent: He’ll raise Cain when he finds out I lost his watch. to behave in a boisterous manner; […]
cain and abel Note: God “set a mark upon Cain” to protect him in his wanderings. The “mark of Cain” now refers to an individual’s or humankind’s sinful nature.
cainan Historical Examples The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version Various The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version Various Companion to the Bible E. P. Barrows The Antiquities of the Jews Flavius Josephus