|It’s a blue, two-door car|
cat: noun. Dicios / Sansoni / Word.
|A black and white cat|
IL: 2. A baby cat is called a kitten. 3. The striped cat is playing with red yarn. 4. The black cat is walking across the screen. 5. big cat. 6. pet cat. 7. black and white cat. || WB: noun: 1. «feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar: domestic cat; wildcats». - 2. «an informal term for a youth or man». - 3. «a spiteful woman gossip»: what a cat she is! - 4. «the leaves of the shrub Catha edulis which are chewed tile tobacco or used to make tea; has the effect of a euphoric stimulant». - 5. «a whip with nine knotted cords»: British sailors feared the cat. - 6. «a large tracked vehicle that is propelled by two endless metall belts; frequently used for moving earth in costruction and farm work». - 7. «and of sevral large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild». Verb: Ex. The want to cat the prisoner. - 1. «beat with a cat-o’nine-tails». - 2. «eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth». || ORIGIN: Old English (c.700), from West Germanic (c.400-450), from Proto-Germanic *kattuz, from Late Latin cattus. The near-universal European word now, it appeared in Europe as Latin catta (Martial, c.75 C.E.), Byzantine Greek katta (c.350) and was in general use on the continent by c. 700, replacing Latin feles. Probably ult. Afro-Asiatic (cf. Nubian kadis, Berber kadiska, both meaning "cat"). Arabic qitt "tomcat" may be from the same source. Cats were domestic in Egypt from c.2000 B.C.E., but not a familiar household animal to classical Greeks and Romans. The nine lives have been proverbial since at least c.1562. Extended to lions, tigers, etc. 1607. As a term of contempt for a woman, from c.1225. Slang sense of "prostitute" is from at least 1401. Slang sense of "fellow, guy," is from 1920, originally in U.S. Black English; narrower sense of "jazz enthusiast" is recorded from 1931. Catcall first recorded 1659; catnap is from 1823; catfish is from 1620; catwalk is from 1917. Cat's-cradle is from 1768. Cat-o'-nine-tails (1695), probably so called in reference to its "claws," was legal instrument of punishment in British Navy until 1881. Cat's paw (1769, but cat's foot in the same sense, 1597) refers to old folk tale in which the monkey tricks the cat into pawing chestnuts from a fire; the monkey gets the nuts, the cat gets a burnt paw. To rain cats and dogs (c.1652) is probably an extension of cats and dogs as proverbial for "strife, enmity" (1579). Cat-witted "small-minded, obstinate, and spiteful" (1673) deserved to survive. For Cat's meow, cat's pajamas, see bee's knees.
chili pepper: noun. D / S / W.
Verbix: Indicative Present of to make: I make, you make, he makes, we make, you make, they make. - Indicative Present of to will: I will, you will, he will, we will, you will, they will. || WB: 1. «plant bearing very hot and finely tapering long peppers; usually red». - 2. «very hot and finely tapering pepper of special pungency». || noun: plural: chilies or chiles or Br. chillies || «a small hot-tasting pod of a variety of capsicum, used chopped (and often dried) in sauces, relishes, and spice powders. There are various forms with pods of differing size, color, and strength of flavor, such as cascabels and jalapeõs». || «The (dried) red pod of the pepper Capsicum annuum var. longum, used in sauces, relishes, etc., and made into a hot cayenne; cayenne made from these dried pods. Also chilli pepper.» || ORIGIN: early 17th cent.: from Spanish chile, from Nahuatl chilli.