cade oil
noun Etymology: cade juniper, from Middle French, from Old Occitan, from Medieval Latin catanus Date: 1880 juniper tar

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  • cade oil — noun Etymology: cade (IV) : a dark thick oily liquid that has a tar odor and is obtained by destructive distillation of the wood of the cade and used locally in skin diseases called also juniper tar oil * * * cade oil, a thick, brown oil… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cade oil — SYN: juniper tar. * * * cade oil n JUNIPER TAR * * * juniper tar …   Medical dictionary

  • Oil of cade — Cade Cade, n. [F. & Pr.; LL. cada.] A species of juniper ({Juniperus Oxycedrus}) of Mediterranean countries. [1913 Webster] {Oil of cade}, a thick, black, tarry liquid, obtained by destructive distillation of the inner wood of the cade. It is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cade — Cade, n. [F. & Pr.; LL. cada.] A species of juniper ({Juniperus Oxycedrus}) of Mediterranean countries. [1913 Webster] {Oil of cade}, a thick, black, tarry liquid, obtained by destructive distillation of the inner wood of the cade. It is used as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cade — cade1 [kād] adj. [LME, a pet] untended by its mother and brought up by a human being, often as a pet [a cade lamb] cade2 [kād] n. [Fr < Prov < LL catanus, prob. < Gaul] a bushy Mediterranean juniper (Juniperus oxycedrus) whose tarlike… …   English World dictionary

  • cade — cade1 /kayd/, n. a juniper, Juniperus oxycedrus, of the Mediterranean area, whose wood on destructive distillation yields an oily liquid (oil of cade), used in treating skin diseases. Cf. juniper tar. [1565 75; < MF < Pr; akin to LL catanum; perh …   Universalium

  • cade — I. /keɪd/ (say kayd) noun a species of juniper, Juniperus oxycedrus, of the Mediterranean area, whose wood on destructive distillation yields an oily liquid (oil of cade) used in treating skin affections. {French, from Provençal} II. /keɪd/ (say… …   Australian English dictionary

  • oil of cade — juniper oil …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • oil of cade. — See under cade1. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • oil of cade. — See under cade1. [1875 80] …   Useful english dictionary

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