(Cutch) n. See Catechu.
(Cutch), n. (Zoöl.) See Cultch.
(Cutch"er*y) n. [Hind. kachahri.] A hindoo hall of justice. Malcom.
(Cute) a. [An abbrev. of acute.] Clever; sharp; shrewd; ingenious; cunning. [Colloq.]
(Cute"ness), n. Acuteness; cunning. [Colloq.]
(Cut"grass`) A grass with leaves having edges furnished with very minute hooked prickles,
which form a cutting edge; one or more species of Leersia.
(Cu"ti*cle) n. [L. cuticula, dim. of cutis skin; akin to E. hide skin of an animal.]
1. (Anat.) The scarfskin or epidermis. See Skin.
2. (Bot.) The outermost skin or pellicle of a plant, found especially in leaves and young stems.
3. A thin skin formed on the surface of a liquid.
(Cu*tic"u*lar) a. Pertaining to the cuticle, or external coat of the skin; epidermal.
(Cu"tin) n. [L. cutis skin, outside.] (Bot.) The substance which, added to the material of a cell
wall, makes it waterproof, as in cork.
(Cu`tin*i*za"tion) n. (Bot.) The conversion of cell walls into a material which repels water,
as in cork.
(Cu"tin*ize) v. t. & i. To change into cutin.
(||Cu"tis) n. [L. See Cuticle.] (Anat.) See Dermis.
Cutlass fish, (Zoöl.), a peculiar, long, thin, marine fish (Trichiurus lepturus) of the southern United States
and West Indies; called also saber fish, silver eel, and, improperly, swordfish.
(Cut"lass) n.; pl. Cutlasses (- ez). [F. coutelas augm. fr. L. cultellus a small knife, dim. of
culter knife. See Colter, and cf. Curtal ax.] A short, heavy, curving sword, used in the navy. See
(Cut"ler) n. [OE. coteler, F. coutelier, LL. cultellarius, fr. L. cultellus. See Cutlass.] One who
makes or deals in cutlery, or knives and other cutting instruments.
1. The business of a cutler.
2. Edged or cutting instruments, collectively.