(Cal`a*boose") n. [A corruption of Sp. calabozo dungeon.] A prison; a jail. [Local, U. S.]
(||Ca*lade") n. [F.] A slope or declivity in a manege ground down which a horse is made to
gallop, to give suppleness to his haunches.
(||Ca*la"di*um) n. [NL.] A genus of aroideous plants, of which some species are cultivated
for their immense leaves (which are often curiously blotched with white and red), and others (in Polynesia)
(Cal"a*ite) n. [L. callaïs, Gr. ka`lai:s, ka`llai:s; cf. F. calaïte.] A mineral. See Turquoise.
(Cal`a*man"co) n. [LL. calamancus, calamacus; cf. camelaucum; a head covering made
of camel's hair, NGr. kamelay`kion, and F. calmande a woolen stuff.] A glossy woolen stuff, plain,
striped, or checked. "A gay calamanco waistcoat." Tatler.
(Cal"a*man`der wood) A valuable furniture wood from India and Ceylon, of a hazel-
brown color, with black stripes, very hard in texture. It is a species of ebony, and is obtained from the
Diospyros quæsita. Called also Coromandel wood.
(Cal"a*ma*ry), (-ma*ryr) n. [LL. calamarium inkstand, fr. L. calamus
a reed pen: cf. F. calmar, calemar, pen case, calamar.] (Zoöl.) A cephalopod, belonging to the genus
Loligo and related genera. There are many species. They have a sack of inklike fluid which they discharge
from the siphon tube, when pursued or alarmed, in order to confuse their enemies. Their shell is a thin
horny plate, within the flesh of the back, shaped very much like a quill pen. In America they are called
squids. See Squid.
(Cal"am*bac) n. [F. calambac, calambour, from Malay Kalambaq a king of fragrant wood.]
(Bot.) A fragrant wood; agalloch.
(Cal"am*bour) n. [See Calambac.] A species of agalloch, or aloes wood, of a dusky or
mottled color, of a light, friable texture, and less fragrant than calambac; used by cabinetmakers.