Canaanite to Canderos
1. A descendant of Canaan, the son of Ham, and grandson of Noah.
2. A Native or inhabitant of the land of Canaan, esp. a member of any of the tribes who inhabited Canaan
at the time of the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt.
(Ca"naan*ite), n. [From an Aramaic word signifying "zeal."] A zealot. "Simon the Canaanite."
Matt. x. 4.
This was the "Simon called Zelotes" (Luke vi. 15), i.e., Simon the zealot. Kitto.
(Ca"naan*i`tish) a. Of or pertaining to Canaan or the Canaanites.
(||Ca*ña"da) n. [Sp.] A small cañon; a narrow valley or glen; also, but less frequently, an open valley.
[Local, Western U. S.]
Canada balsam. See under Balsam. Canada goose. (Zoöl.) See Wild goose. Canada jay.
See Whisky Jack. Canada lynx. (Zoöl.) See Lynx. Canada porcupine (Zoöl.) See Porcupine,
and Urson. Canada rice (Bot.) See under Rick. Canada robin (Zoöl.), the cedar bird.
(Can"a*da) n. A British province in North America, giving its name to various plants and animals.
Canadian period (Geol.), A subdivision of the American Lower Silurian system embracing the calciferous,
Quebec, and Chazy epochs. This period immediately follows the primordial or Cambrian period, and is
by many geologists regarded as the beginning of the Silurian age, See the Diagram, under Geology.
(Ca*na"di*an) a. Of or pertaining to Canada. n. A native or inhabitant of Canada.
(Ca*naille") n. [F. canaille prop. and orig. a pack of dogs, fr. L. Canis dog.]
1. The lowest class of people; the rabble; the vulgar.
2. Shorts or inferior flour. [Canadian]
(Can"a*kin) n. [Dim. of can.] A little can or cup. "And let me the canakin clink." Shak.
(Ca*nal") n. [F. canal, from L. canalis canal, channel; prob. from a root signifying "to cut"; cf. D.
kanaal, fr. the French. Cf. Channel, Kennel gutter.]
1. An artificial channel filled with water and designed for navigation, or for irrigating land, etc.
2. (Anat.) A tube or duct; as, the alimentary canal; the semicircular canals of the ear.
Canal boat, a boat for use on a canal; esp. one of peculiar shape, carrying freight, and drawn by horses
walking on the towpath beside the canal. Canal lock. See Lock.
(Can"al coal`) See Cannel coal.
(Can`a*lic"u*late Can`a*lic"u*la`ted) a. [L. canaliculatus channeled, fr. canaliculus, dim.
of canalis. See Canal.] Having a channel or groove, as in the leafstalks of most palms.
(||Can`a*lic"u*lus) n.; pl. Canaliculi [L.] (Anat.) A minute canal.
(Ca*nal`i*za"tion) n. Construction of, or furnishing with, a canal or canals. [R.]