from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A bushy juniper (Juniperus oxycedrus) chiefly of the Mediterranean region that is used in horticulture and whose wood yields juniper tar.
  • adjective Left by its mother and reared by hand.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To bring up or nourish by hand, or with tenderness; to coddle; to tame.
  • noun A barrel or cask, as of fish.
  • noun A species of juniper (Juniperus Oxycedrus) of Mediterranean countries.
  • noun a thick, black, tarry liquid, obtained by destructive distillation of the inner wood of the cade. It is used as a local application in skin diseases.
  • adjective Bred by hand; domesticated; petted.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of an animal abandoned by its mother and reared by hand
  • noun a prickly, bushy Mediterranean juniper, Juniperus oxycedrus, whose wood yields a tar.
  • noun archaic 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 American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from Provençal, from Old Provençal, from Late Latin catanus, perhaps from a non-Celtic language of pre-Roman Gaul.]

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

[Middle English, pet, pet lamb, of unknown origin.]


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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.

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