C

cabinetmaker
cacciatore
cache
Caesar salad dressing
café
café au lait (coffee with hot milk)
cafe mocha
cafeteria (Spanish-American restaurant)
caffeine
caffe latte
cal(s). (short for calories; use in nutritional analysis, see NA page)
calicoes
camelback
canapé
candelabra (s, pl)
candleholder
candlestand
candlestick
canister
cannellini (beans)
cannelloni (shells)
canopy
cantaloupe
capocollo
Cape Cod (n, adj)
capellini (see Pasta List)
capital (city, money)
capitol (bldg. only)
cappuccino
carafe
caramel apples (not carameled apples)
caramelize
carat (gems)
carb(s) (short for carbohydrates)
carb(s). (use in nutritional analysis, see NA page)
carb choices
cardigan
card shark (skilled player; avoid use unless meaning is clear)
cardsharp (cheater)
cardstock
card table
caregiver
carryover (n)
car siding
carte blanche
case goods
cast iron (n)
cast-iron (adj)
cast off (v)
cast-off (adj)
castoff (n)
cast on (v)
cast-on (n, adj)
catchall
catch stitch (n)
catch-stitch (v)
catsup (prefer ketchup)
cayenne pepper (not ground red pepper)
CBD
C-clamp
CDE (certified diabetes educator; no periods)
celadon
cell phone (n, adj)
cement (dry powder)
center front
centerline
centerpiece
ceramic disk (n)
ceramic-disk (adj)
ceviche
CD, CDs
chain-link fence
chain stitch
chain-stitch (v)
chairback
chair rail
chaise longue(s)
chalk line (n)
Chalk Paint (trademarked for use by Annie Sloan Interiors; use “chalk-finish paint”)
champagne
Champagne (use uppercase only for reference to French Champagne; from Champagne region)
changeable
change-o
Chantilly lace
charlotte russe
checkerboard (n)
Cheddar yellow
cheese ball
cheesebox
cheeseburger
cheesecake
cheesecloth
chenille(s)
chicken Kiev
child care (n)
child-care (adj)
Child, Julia (not Childs)
chile peppers (plural: chiles)
chili (soup; plural: chilies)
chili powder
chili sauce
chiminea
china closet
chinaware
chinoiserie
chipboard
chipotle
Chippendale
chocolaty
cholesterol
Christmas Day/Eve
ciabatta
cilantro (an herb, leaf of the coriander plant; see coriander)
cinnamon
CKBD
CKD
clafouti (singular); clafoutis (plural)
claw foot (n)
claw-foot (adj)
clayware
cleanability
cleanable
clean-lined
clean up (v)
cleanup (n, adj)
Clearjel
clementine
cliché
cliffside
cliff top
clip art
clockface
cloisonné
close up (adv, v)
closeup (n, adj)
clothesline
clubhouse
Cluny lace
coastline
coatdress
coat hanger
coatrack
Coats & Clark
coat tree
coco fiber
coeur à la crème
coffee cake
coffeemaker
coffee table (n)
Cognac
cold frame
coleslaw
Colonial (adj)
colonies (n)
colored wire
colorfast (adj)
colorfastness (n)
color pencils
color wash (n)
color-wash (adj, v)
colorway
common sense (n)
commonsense (adj)
commonsensible
communiqué
compact fluorescent lightbulb (CFL on second reference)
compote
concha
Concorde (jet)
concrete (mixed or set cement)
confectioners’ coating (updated 11/21/14)
confectioners’ sugar (use powdered sugar) (updated 11/21/14)
consommé
continental stitch
cookie sheet (use only when baking cookies)
cookstove
cooktop (but: range top, stove top)
cookware
cooldown
copyright-free
corduroy
coriander (a spice, seed of coriander plant; see cilantro)
Corn Belt
corn bread
cornflakes
cornhusk
cornhusking
Cornish game hen
cornmeal
corn on the cob (no hyphens)
corn shuck
cornstalk
cornstarch
corn syrup
corn whisky
cottage flowers
cottage garden
Cotton Belt
couch (v)
couching (n)
counted-thread embroidery
counter space
countertop
country French (not French country)
county extension service (lc)
coupé
cover-up (n, adj)
crab apple (in food text)
crabapple
crabmeat
crabmeat, backfin
crafter
crafts glue
crafts knife
craftsmanship (sexist; try to avoid)
craftspeople
craftsperson
crafts projects
crafts sand
crafts stick
crafts supply store
Craigslist (note the web address extension is .org)
Cran- (Cranapple is trademarked; use “cranberry”)
crawlspace
crazy quilt (n)
crazy-quilt (adj)
cream of tartar
crèche
crème
crème brûlée
crème de cacao
crème de cassis
crème de menthe
crème fraîche
cremini
crepe
crepe paper
crewel embroidery
crew neck (n, neckline)
crewneck (n, sweater)
crisp-tender
crisscross
crochet
Crock-Pot (trademarked; use “slow cooker”)
crossbar
crossbeam
crossbrace
cross-country
cross grain (n)
cross-grained (adj)
crosshatch (n, adj)
crossline
cross member
crosspiece
cross section (n)
cross-section (v)
cross-sectional (adj)
cross-stitch (n, v)
crosswise
crostata
croûte
crow’s nest
crudités
cubbyhole (n)
cucumber
Cuisinart (trademarked; use “food processor”)
cul-de-sac
curlicue
cushy
custom-built (adj, v)
custom-crafted (adj)
custom-fit (adj, v)
custom-made (adj, v)
cutoff (n, adj)
cut out (v)
cutout (n, adj)
cutwork
cyber- (prefix)
cyberbulling
cyberspace

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