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Webster 1913 Edition


Caudal

Cau′dal

,
Adj.
[L.
Cauda
tail. Cf.
Coward
.]
Of the nature of, or pertaining to, a tail; having a tail-like appendage.
The male widow-bird, remarkable for his
caudal
plumes.
Darwin.
Caudal fin
(Zool.)
,
the terminal fin (or “tail”) of a fish.

Webster 1828 Edition


Caudal

CAUDAL

,
Adj.
Pertaining to a tail; or to the thread which terminates the seed of a plant.

Definition 2023


caudal

caudal

English

Adjective

caudal (not comparable)

  1. (zoology) Pertaining to the tail or posterior or hind part of a body.
    • Darwin
      the male widow-bird, remarkable for his caudal plumes
    • 1982, TC Boyle, Water Music, Penguin 2006, p. 3:
      Dassoud […] stepped forward with a lash composed of the caudal appendages of half a dozen wildebeests.

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Derived terms

Noun

caudal (plural caudals)

  1. A caudal vertebra.

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French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ko.dal/

Etymology

Borrowing from Latin caudālis, from cauda. See also queue.

Adjective

caudal m (feminine singular caudale, masculine plural caudaux, feminine plural caudales)

  1. (anatomy) caudal

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /kaw.ˈdaw/

Etymology 1

Borrowing from Latin caudālis (having a tail), from cauda (tail). Equivalent to cauda + -al.

Adjective

caudal m, f (plural caudais, comparable)

  1. (zoology) caudal (of or relating to the tail)
Derived terms
  • barbatana caudal
  • nadadeira caudal
  • vértebra caudal

Noun

caudal f (plural caudais)

  1. caudal vertebra
Synonyms
  • vértebra caudal

Etymology 2

Borrowing from Spanish caudal, from Latin capitālis (capital; deadly). See also the doublets cabedal and capital.

Noun

caudal m (plural caudais)

  1. torrent (heavy stream or flow)
  2. (hydrology) discharge (volume of water transported by a river in a certain amount of time)
  3. (figuratively) a great amount of volume of something
Synonyms

Adjective

caudal m, f (plural caudais, comparable)

  1. torrential (flowing heavily)
Synonyms
Related terms

Spanish

Etymology 1

From Latin capitālis.

Noun

caudal m (plural caudales)

  1. flow
  2. volume
  3. funds
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Borrowing from Latin caudālis.

Adjective

caudal m, f (plural caudales)

  1. caudal