Jack Cade

Cade

[keyd]
noun
Jack, died 1450, English rebel during the reign of Henry VI, based in Kent.
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cade1 (keɪd)
 
n
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)
 
adj
(of a young animal) left by its mother and reared by humans, usually as a pet
 
[C15: of unknown origin]

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

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cade
"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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jack cade

leader of a major rebellion (1450) against the government of King Henry VI of England; although the uprising was suppressed, it contributed to the breakdown of royal authority that led to the Wars of the Roses (1455-85) between the houses of York and Lancaster

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