a spiny shrub or small tree, Pithecellobium unguis-cati, of Central America, having greenish-yellow flowers and reddish, spirally twisted pods.
- Cat’s cradle
a children’s game in which two players alternately stretch a looped string over their fingers in such a way as to produce different designs. the intricate design formed by the string in this game. intricacy; complexity. a novel (1963) by Kurt Vonnegut. noun a game played by making intricate patterns with a loop of string […]
- Cat’s cry syndrome
a complex of congenital malformations in human infants caused by a chromosomal aberration and in which the infant emits a mewing cry.
distemper1 (def 1c). Veterinary Pathology. Also called canine distemper. an infectious disease chiefly of young dogs, caused by an unidentified virus and characterized by lethargy, fever, catarrh, photophobia, and vomiting. Also called colt distemper, equine distemper, strangles. an infectious disease of horses, caused by the bacillus Streptococcus equi and characterized by catarrh of the upper […]
- Cat door
noun a small door or flap in a larger door through which a cat can pass noun See cat flap