1. To make into caudle.
2. Too serve as a caudle to; to refresh. [R.] Shak.
(Cauf) n. [Perh. akin to Celtic caff, cav, cau, L. cavus hollow, or to L. caphinus, Gr. basket.]
A chest with holes for keeping fish alive in water. Philips.
(Cau"fle), n. A gang of slaves. Same as Coffle.
(Caught) imp. & p. p. of Catch.
(Cauk) n., Cauker
(Cauk"er) n. See Cawk, Calker.
(Caul) n. [OE. calle, kelle, prob. fr. F. cale; cf. Ir. calla a veil.]
1. A covering of network for the head, worn by women; also, a net. Spenser.
2. (Anat.) The fold of membrane loaded with fat, which covers more or less of the intestines in mammals; the
great omentum. See Omentum.
The caul serves for the warming of the lower belly.
3. A part of the amnion, one of the membranes enveloping the fetus, which sometimes is round the
head of a child at its birth.
It is deemed lucky to be with a caul or membrane over the face. This caul is esteemed an infallible
preservative against drowning . . . According to Chysostom, the midwives frequently sold it for magic
I was born with a caul, which was advertised for sale, in the newspapers, at the low price of fifteen
(Cau*les"cent) a. [L. caulis stalk, stem: cf. F. caulescent.] (Bot.) Having a leafy stem.
(Cau"li*cle) n. (Bot.) A short caulis or stem, esp. the rudimentary stem seen in the embryo of
seed; otherwise called a radicle.
(||Cau*lic"u*lus) n.; pl. Cauliculi (- li). [L. cauliculus little stalk, dim. of caulis.] (Arch.)
In the Corinthian capital, one of the eight stalks rising out of the lower leafage and terminating in leaves
which seem to support the volutes. See Illust. of Corinthian order, under Corinthian.
(Cau"li*flow`er) n. [F. choufleur, modified by E. Cole. L. caulis, and by E. flower; F. chou
cabbage is fr. L. caulis stalk, cabbage, and fleur flower is fr. L. flos flower. See Cole, and Flower.]
1. (Bot.) An annual variety of Brassica oleracea, or cabbage, of which the cluster of young flower
stalks and buds is eaten as a vegetable.
2. The edible head or "curd" of a cauliflower plant.
(Cau"li*form) a. [L. caulis + -form.] (Bot.) Having the form of a caulis.
(Cau"line) a. (Bot.) Growing immediately on a caulis; of or pertaining to a caulis.
(||Cau"lis) n.; L. pl. Caules [L., a stem.] (Bot.) An herbaceous or woody stem which bears
leaves, and may bear flowers.
(Caulk) v. t. & n. See Calk.