1 [keyd]
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.
Compare juniper tar.

1565–75; < Middle French < Provençal; akin to Late Latin catanum; perhaps originally a plant name in a substratum language of the Alps and Pyrenees Unabridged


2 [keyd]
Eastern New England and British. (of the young of animals) abandoned or left by the mother and raised by humans: a cade lamb.

1425–75; late Middle English cad(e), of obscure origin


Jack, died 1450, English rebel during the reign of Henry VI, based in Kent.


a combining form extracted from cavalcade, used with the meaning “procession” in the formation of compound words: motorcade; tractorcade. Unabridged
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cade1 (keɪd)
a juniper tree, Juniperus oxycedrus of the Mediterranean region, the wood of which yields an oily brown liquid (oil of cade) used to treat skin ailments
[C16: via Old French from Old Provençal, from Medieval Latin catanus]

cade2 (keɪd)
(of a young animal) left by its mother and reared by humans, usually as a pet
[C15: of unknown origin]

Cade (keɪd)
Jack. died 1450, English leader of the Kentish rebellion against the misgovernment of Henry VI (1450)

n combining form
indicating a procession of a specified kind: motorcade
[abstracted from cavalcade]

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"pet, tame," mid-15c., used in reference to young animals abandoned by their mothers and brought up by hand; of unknown origin.
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