stroke1 (def 6).
a sudden interruption of the blood supply to the brain caused by rupture of an artery in the brain (cerebral haemorrhage) or the blocking of a blood vessel, as by a clot of blood (cerebral occlusion) See apoplexy, stroke (sense 4)
cerebrovascular accident n.
cloth coated or impregnated with wax so as to be waterproof, formerly used for wrapping the dead, for bandages, etc. a piece of such cloth. Historical Examples noun waxed waterproof cloth of a kind formerly used as a shroud
noun a county of W Wales, on Cardigan Bay: created in 1996 from part of Dyfed; corresponds to the former Cardiganshire (abolished 1974): mainly agricultural, with the Cambrian Mountains in the E and N. Administrative centre: Aberaeron. Pop: 77 200 (2003 est). Area: 1793 sq km (692 sq miles) Historical Examples
a cerecloth used for wrapping the dead. any graveclothes. Historical Examples noun another name for cerecloth any burial clothes
a Japanese green tea made from choice shade-grown leaves that are cured by a steaming, drying, and powdering process: used in chanoyu.