(Car"i*ca*ture) n. [It. caricatura, fr. caricare to charge, overload, exaggerate. See Charge,
1. An exaggeration, or distortion by exaggeration, of parts or characteristics, as in a picture.
2. A picture or other figure or description in which the peculiarities of a person or thing are so exaggerated
as to appear ridiculous; a burlesque; a parody. [Formerly written caricatura.]
The truest likeness of the prince of French literature will be the one that has most of the look of a caricature.
A grotesque caricature of virtue.
(Car"i*ca*ture), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Caricatured ; p. pr. & vb. n. Caricaturing.] To make
or draw a caricature of; to represent with ridiculous exaggeration; to burlesque.
He could draw an ill face, or caricature a good one, with a masterly hand.
(Car"i*ca*tu`rist) n. One who caricatures.
(Car"i*cous) a. [L. carica a kind of dry fig.] Of the shape of a fig; as, a caricous tumor. Graig.
(||Ca"ri*es) n.[L., decay.] (Med.) Ulceration of bone; a process in which bone disintegrates and
is carried away piecemeal, as distinguished from necrosis, in which it dies in masses.
(Car"il*lon) n. [F. carillon a chime of bells, originally consisting of four bells, as if fr.. (assumed)
L. quadrilio, fr. quatuer four.]
1. (Mus.) A chime of bells diatonically tuned, played by clockwork or by finger keys.
2. A tune adapted to be played by musical bells.
(||Ca*ri"na) n. [L., keel.]
1. (Bot.) A keel. (a) That part of a papilionaceous flower, consisting of two petals, commonly united,
which incloses the organs of fructification. (b) A longitudinal ridge or projection like the keel of a boat.
2. (Zoöl.) The keel of the breastbone of birds.
(Car`i*na"ri*a) n. [NL., fr. L. carina keel.] (Zoöl.) A genus of oceanic heteropod Mollusca,
having a thin, glassy, bonnet-shaped shell, which covers only the nucleus and gills.
(||Car`i*na"tæ) n. pl. [NL., Fem. pl. fr. L. carinatus. See Carinate.] A grand division of birds,
including all existing flying birds; So called from the carina or keel on the breastbone.