Cortége to Cosmorama

(||Cor`tége") n. [F., fr. It. corteggio train, fr. corte court. See Court.] A train of attendants; a procession.

(Cor"tes) n. pl. [Sp. & Pg., fr. corte court.] The legislative assembly, composed of nobility, clergy, and representatives of cities, which in Spain and in Portugal answers, in some measure, to the Parliament of Great Britain.

(||Cor"tex) n.; pl. Cortices [L., bark. Cf. Cork.]

1. Bark, as of a tree; hence, an outer covering.

2. (Med.) Bark; rind; specifically, cinchona bark.

3. (Anat.) The outer or superficial part of an organ; as, the cortex or gray exterior substance of the brain.

(Cor"ti*cal) a. [L. cortex bark: cf. F. cortical.] Belonging to, or consisting of, bark or rind; resembling bark or rind; external; outer; superficial; as, the cortical substance of the kidney.

(Cor"ti*cate Cor"ti*ca`ted) (- k?`t?d), a. [L. corticatus.] Having a special outer covering of a nature unlike the interior part.

(Cor*tic"i*fer) n. (Zoöl.) One of the Gorgoniacea; — so called because the fleshy part surrounds a solid axis, like a bark.

(Cor`ti*cif"er*ous) a. [L. cortex, corticis, bark — -ferous: cf. F. corticifre.]

1. Producing bark or something that resembling that resembles bark.

2. (Zoöl.) Having a barklike cnenchyms.

(Cor*tic"i*form) a. [L. cortex, corticis, bark + -form: cf. F. corticiforme.] Resembling, or having the form of, bark or rind.

(Cor"ti*cine) n. [F., fr. L. cortex, corticis, bark.] A material for carpeting or floor covering, made of ground cork and caoutchouc or India rubber.

(Cor"ti*cose`) a. [L. corticosus.] Abounding in bark; resembling bark; barky.

(Cor"ti*cous) a. Relating to, or resembling, bark; corticose.

(Cor"tile) n. [It., fr. corte court.] An open internal courtyard inclosed by the walls of a large dwelling house or other large and stately building.

(Co*run"dum) n.; pl. Corundums (- dumz). [Also corindon.] [From Hind. kurand corundum stone.] (Min.) The earth alumina, as found native in a crystalline state, including sapphire, which is the fine blue variety; the oriental ruby, or red sapphire; the oriental amethyst, or purple sapphire; and adamantine spar, the hair-brown variety. It is the hardest substance found native, next to the diamond.

The name corundum is sometimes restricted to the non-transparent or coarser kinds. Emery is a dark- colored granular variety, usually admixed with magnetic iron ore.

(Co*rus"cant) a. [L. coruscans, p. pr. See Coruscate.] Glittering in flashes; flashing. Howell.

(Cor"us*cate) v. i. [L. coruscare to flash, vibrate.] To glitter in flashes; to flash.

Syn. — To glisten; gleam; sparkle; radiate.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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