1. [ noun ] (government,geography) a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes
Synonyms: California calif. Golden_State
Related terms: American_state colorado_desert US Los_Angeles San_Francisco Sacramento Santa_Clara Long_Beach Pasadena Oakland Fresno Beverly_Hills Berkeley santa_cruz eureka Big_Sur Silicon_Valley Death_Valley Mojave Sierra_Nevada San_Joaquin_Valley San_Andreas_Fault donner_pass kings_canyon_national_park san_fernando_valley redwood_national_park lassen_volcanic_national_park channel_islands_national_park anaheim sequoia_national_park bakersfield monterey redding riverside san_bernadino san_mateo san_pablo santa_ana santa_barbara barstow golden_gate klamath monterey_bay sacramento_river mount_shasta salton_sea San_Jose lake_tahoe San_Diego russian_river Palo_Alto san_joaquin_river Yosemite_National_Park
2. [ noun ] (chemistry) a white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light; the fifth most abundant element in the earth's crust; an important component of most plants and animals
Synonyms: calcium atomic_number_20
Related terms: metallic_element calcium_ion calcium_oxide limestone fluorite gypsum calcify calcify
Similar spelling:   cay