Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Left by its mother and reared by hand: a cade calf.
  • n. A bushy juniper, Juniperus oxycedrus, of the Mediterranean region that is used in horticulture and whose wood yields juniper tar. Also called prickly juniper.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. abandoned by its mother and reared by hand
  • n. a prickly, bushy Mediterranean juniper, Juniperus oxycedrus, whose wood yields a tar.
  • n. A cask or barrel, used in the British Book of Rates for a determinate number of some sort of fish. For example, a cade of herrings was a vessel containing 500 herrings, while a cade of sprats contained 1,000.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Bred by hand; domesticated; petted.
  • n. A barrel or cask, as of fish.
  • n. A species of juniper (Juniperus Oxycedrus) of Mediterranean countries.
  • transitive v. To bring up or nourish by hand, or with tenderness; to coddle; to tame.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To bring up or nourish by hand, or with tenderness.
  • To put into a cade or keg; pack in a cade: as, to cade herring.
  • n. A domesticated animal; a pet. See cade-lamb.
  • n. A sheep-tick.
  • n. A barrel or cask.
  • n. A measure containing 500 herrings or 1,000 sprats.
  • n. Juniper.

Etymologies

Middle English, pet lamb.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • An old name for a cask, sometimes used as a unit of measure for fish. A cade of herring, for example, was 720 fish.

    November 6, 2007