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Definition of the noun caul

What does caul mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: cauls

  1. part of the peritoneum attached to the stomach and to the colon and covering the intestines
  2. the inner membrane of embryos in higher vertebrates (especially when covering the head at birth)
    • lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
    • synonyms of caul: embryonic membrane / veil
    • more generic term: fetal membrane = any membrane that functions for the protection or nourishment or respiration or excretion of a developing fetus
    • part of: placenta = the vascular structure in the uterus of most mammals providing oxygen and nutrients for and transferring wastes from the developing fetus

Alternative definition of the noun caul

noun

  1. [historic] A style of close-fitting circular cap worn by women in the 16th century and later, often made of linen. [definition from 14th c.]
  2. [context: anatomy, obsolete except in specific senses] A membrane. [definition 14th-17th c.]
  3. The thin membrane which covers the lower intestines; the omentum. [definition from 14th c.]
  4. The amnion which encloses the foetus before birth, especially that part of it which sometimes shrouds a baby’s head at birth (traditionally considered to be good luck). [definition from 16th c.]
  5. The surface of a press that makes contact with panel product, especially a removable plate or sheet.

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"Caul" is a musical album of Last Harbour.

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Miscellanea

  1. Caul: A caul or cowl is a piece of membrane that can cover a newborn's head and face. Birth with a caul is rare, occurring in fewer than 1 in 80,000 births. The caul is harmless and is immediately removed by the physician or midwife upon delivery of the child.
  2. Caul: A caul is a historical headress worn by women that covers tied-up hair. A fancy caul could be made of satin, velvet, fine silk or brocade, although a simple caul would commonly be made of white linen or cotton. The caul could be covered by a crespine or a mesh net to secure it from falling off. It is also the name of an Elizabethan hair net.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Caul

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Google previewOxford Symposium on Food & Cookery, 1986 (1987)

The Cooking Medium : Proceedings by Tom Jaine

CAUL FAT AS A COQKING MEDIUM JANE GRIGSON The caul is a large web of fat that encloses the intestines, rather like an...

Google previewPopular antiquities of Great Britain, with additions by W.C. Hazlitt (1877)

by John Brand

A CAUL is a little membrane encompassing the head found on some children when born. It is thought to be a good omen to the child itself, and the vulgar opinion is that whoever obtains it by purchase will be fortunate and escape dangers.

Google previewObservations on Popular Antiquities (1877)

Chiefly Illustrating the Origin of Our Vulgar Customs, Ceremonies, and Superstitions by John Brand

CAUL is a little membrane encompassing the head found on some children when born. It is thought to be a good omen to the child itself, and the vulgar opinion is that whoever obtains it by purchase will be fortunate and escape dangers.

Google previewObservations on Popular Antiquities Chiefly Illustrating the Origin of Our Vulgar Customs, Ceremonies, and Supersititions (1900)

by John Brand

A CAUL is a little membrane encompassing the head found on some children when born. It is thought to be a good omen to the child itself, and the vulgar opinion is that whoever obtains it by purchase will be fortunate and escape dangers.

Google previewDomestic Life in England, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time (1835)

With Notices of Origins, Inventions, and Modern Improvements in the Social Arts by Editor of "The family manual and servant's guide."

The caul is a kind of skin which is attached to some children when they are born. This is thought a good omen to the child itself, and the vulgar opinion is, that whoever obtains it by purchase will be fortunate, and escape dangers. Hence, cauls ...

Google previewRobert Kirkman's The Walking Dead: Descent (2014)

by Jay Bonansinga, Robert Kirkman

Lilly Caul is a big reason for this renaissance.

Google previewThe International Cyclopaedia (1892)

A Compendium of Human Knowledge

The caul is a membrane found on some children, encompassing the head, when born. This is thought to be a good omen for the child itself, and in Scotland is believed to carry with it the gift of second sight. The vulgar opinion is, that whoever ...

Google previewThe International Cyclopædia (1895)

A Compendium of Human Knowledge, Revised with Large Additions

The caul is a membrane found on some children, encompassing the head, when born. This is thought to be a good omen for the child itself, and in Scotland is believed to carry with it the gift of second sight. The vulgar opinion is, that whoever ...

Google previewIrish Penny Journal (1841)

The caul is a thin membrane, about the consistence of very fine silk, which covers the head of a new-born infant like a cap. It is always the omen of great good fortune to the infant, and parents ; and in Ireland, when any one has unexpectedly ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Superstitions (2012)

by Richard Webster

Caul: The caul is the amniotic sac that surrounds the fetus and contains the fluid that protects the unborn baby. The sac bursts and releases the water shortly before the baby is born. The sac itself becomes part of the afterbirth. Occasionally ...

Google previewEncyclopedia and Handbook of Materials, Parts and Finishes, Third Edition (2016)

by Mel Schwartz

A caul is used to protect either the faces of the assembly or the press platens, or both, against marring and staining in order to prevent sticking, facilitate press loading, impact a desired surface texture or finish, and provide uniform pressure ...

Google previewDictionary of Images and Symbols in Counselling (1998)

by William Stewart

oo Caul A membrane on the heads of some newborn infants, supposed to be charm against death by ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Celtic Mythology and Folklore (2009)

by Patricia Monaghan

caul Folkloric motif. Infants are sometimes born ...

Google previewThe Packers' Encyclopedia (1922)

Blue Book of the American Meat Packing and Allied Industries; a Hand-book of Modern Packing House Practice, a Statistical Manual of the Meat and Allied Industries, and a Directory of the Meat Packing, Provision, Sausage Manufacturing, Rendering and Affiliated Trades by Paul I. Aldrich

The breast bone is split with a heavy knife and wooden mallet, the abdominal cavity opened, and pizzles or mammary glands are removed, the caul ...

Google previewHats and Headwear around the World: A Cultural Encyclopedia (2013)

A Cultural Encyclopedia by Beverly Chico

CAUL While caul is a biological term for an amniotic membrane that encases a fetal head, it is also a highly decorated, close-fitting woman's cap fashionable in Europe for almost 300 years, bridging the late medieval and Renaissance eras.

Google previewEncyclopedia of African American History (2010)

by Leslie Alexander

The caul, or veil, is a membrane or amniotic sac covering the face of a child at birth. Although the caul has various meanings in a number of cultures, according to the folk traditions of enslaved Africans throughout the Americas, it was typically a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African American History [3 volumes] (2010)

by Leslie M Alexander, Walter C. Rucker Jr.

The caul, or veil, is a membrane or amniotic sac covering the face of a child at birth. Although the caul has various meanings in a number of cultures, according to the folk traditions of enslaved Africans throughout the Americas, it was typically a ...

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Caul Meaning

Video shows what caul means. A style of close-fitting circular cap worn by women in the sixteenth century and later, often made of linen.. A membrane.. The thin ...

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Scrabble value of C3A1U1L1

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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