(Wa"ter can"ker) (Med.) See Canker, n., 1.
1. Transportation or conveyance by water; means of transporting by water.
2. A vessel or boat. [Obs.] Arbuthnot.
(Wa"ter cart`) A cart carrying water; esp., one carrying water for sale, or for sprinkling streets,
(Wa"ter ca"vy) (Zoöl.) The capybara.
(Wa"ter cel"er*y) (Bot.) A very acrid herb (Ranunculus sceleratus) growing in ditches and
wet places; called also cursed crowfoot.
(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.
(Wa"ter ce*ment") Hydraulic cement.
(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.
(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.
(Wa"ter chick"en) (Zoöl.) The common American gallinule.
(Wa"ter chick"weed`) (Bot.) A small annual plant (Montia fontana) growing in wet
places in southern regions.
(Wa"ter chin"qua*pin) (Bot.) The American lotus, and its edible seeds, which somewhat
resemble chinquapins. Cf. Yoncopin.
(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.
(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.
(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
2. A picture painted with such colors.