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.
- transitive v. To bring up or nourish by hand, or with tenderness; to coddle; to tame.
- n. A barrel or cask, as of fish.
- n. A species of juniper (Juniperus Oxycedrus) of Mediterranean countries.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A domesticated animal; a pet. See cade-lamb.
- n. A sheep-tick.
- To bring up or nourish by hand, or with tenderness.
- n. A barrel or cask.
- n. A measure containing 500 herrings or 1,000 sprats.
- n. Juniper.
- To put into a cade or keg; pack in a cade: as, to cade herring.
Middle English, pet lamb.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)