Cayenne pepper. (a) (Bot.) A species of Capsicum (C. frutescens) with small and intensely pungent fruit. (b) A very pungent spice made by drying and grinding the fruits or seeds of several species of the genus Capsicum, esp. C. annuum and C. Frutescens; — called also red pepper. It is used chiefly as a condiment.

(Cay"man) n. [From the language of Guiana: cf. Sp. caiman.] (Zoöl.) The south America alligator. See Alligator. [Sometimes written caiman.]

(Ca*yu"gas) n. pl.; sing. Cayuga. (Ethnol.) A tribe of Indians formerly inhabiting western New-York, forming part of the confederacy called the Five Nations.

(Cay*use") n. An Indian pony. [Northw. U. S.]

(Ca*zique", Ca*zic") n. [Sp. Cacique, fr. the language of Hayti.] A chief or petty king among some tribes of Indians in America.

(Cease) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Ceased ; p. pr. & vb. n. Ceasing.] [OE. cessen, cesen, F. cesser, fr. L. cessare, v. intemsive fr. cedere to withdraw. See Cede , and cf. Cessation.]

1. To come to an end; to stop; to leave off or give over; to desist; as, the noise ceased. "To cease from strife." Prov. xx. 3.

2. To be wanting; to fail; to pass away.

The poor shall never cease out of the land.
Deut. xv. 11.

Syn. — To intermit; desist; stop; abstain; quit; discontinue; refrain; leave off; pause; end.

(Cease), v. t. To put a stop to; to bring to an end.

But he, her fears to cease
Sent down the meek-eyed peace.

Cease, then, this impious rage.

(Cease), n. Extinction. [Obs.] Shak.

(Cease"less), a. Without pause or end; incessant.

(Cease"less), adv. Without intermission or end.

(||Cec`i*do*my"i*a) n. [Nl., fr. Gr. khki`s, a gall nut + myi^a a fly.] (Zoöl.) A genus of small dipterous files, including several very injurious species, as the Hessian fly. See Hessian fly.

(Ce"ci*ty) n. [L. caecitas, fr. caecus blind: cf. F. cécité.] Blindness. [R.] Sir T. Browne.

(Ce*cu"tien*cy) n. [L. caecutire to be blind, fr. caecus blind.] Partial blindness, or a tendency to blindness. [R.] Sir T. Browne.

(Ce"dar) n. [AS. ceder, fr. L. cedrus, Gr. ke`dros.] (Bot.) The name of several evergreen trees. The wood is remarkable for its durability and fragrant odor.

(Cax"ton) n. (Bibliog.) Any book printed by William Caxton, the first English printer. Hansard.

(Cay) n. See Key, a ledge.

(Cay*enne) n. [From Cayenne, a town and island in French Guiana, South America.] Cayenne pepper.

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