Water canker
(Wa"ter can"ker) (Med.) See Canker, n., 1.

Water carriage
(Wa"ter car"riage)

1. Transportation or conveyance by water; means of transporting by water.

2. A vessel or boat. [Obs.] Arbuthnot.

Water cart
(Wa"ter cart`) A cart carrying water; esp., one carrying water for sale, or for sprinkling streets, gardens, etc.

Water cavy
(Wa"ter ca"vy) (Zoöl.) The capybara.

Water celery
(Wa"ter cel"er*y) (Bot.) A very acrid herb (Ranunculus sceleratus) growing in ditches and wet places; — called also cursed crowfoot.

Water cell
(Wa"ter cell`) A cell containing water; specifically (Zoöl.), one of the cells or chambers in which water is stored up in the stomach of a camel.

Water cement
(Wa"ter ce*ment") Hydraulic cement.

Water chestnut
(Wa"ter chest"nut) (Bot.) The fruit of Trapa natans and Trapa bicornis, Old World water plants bearing edible nutlike fruits armed with several hard and sharp points; also, the plant itself; — called also water caltrop.

Water chevrotain
(Wa"ter chev`ro*tain") (Zoöl.) A large West African chevrotain It has a larger body and shorter legs than the other allied species. Called also water deerlet.

Water chicken
(Wa"ter chick"en) (Zoöl.) The common American gallinule.

Water chickweed
(Wa"ter chick"weed`) (Bot.) A small annual plant (Montia fontana) growing in wet places in southern regions.

Water chinquapin
(Wa"ter chin"qua*pin) (Bot.) The American lotus, and its edible seeds, which somewhat resemble chinquapins. Cf. Yoncopin.

Water clock
(Wa"ter clock`) An instrument or machine serving to measure time by the fall, or flow, of a certain quantity of water; a clepsydra.

(Wa"ter-clos`et) n. A privy; especially, a privy furnished with a contrivance for introducing a stream of water to cleanse it.

Water cock
(Wa"ter cock`) (Zoöl.) A large gallinule (Gallicrex cristatus) native of Australia, India, and the East Indies. In the breeding season the male is black and has a fleshy red caruncle, or horn, on the top of its head. Called also kora.

Water color
(Wa"ter col`or) (Paint.)

1. A color ground with water and gum or other glutinous medium; a color the vehicle of which is water; — so called in distinction from oil color.

It preserves its consistency when dried in a solid cake, which is used by rubbing off a portion on a moistened palette. Moist water colors are water colors kept in a semifluid or pasty state in little metal tubes or pans.

2. A picture painted with such colors.

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