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Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: Italian cascata, from cascare 'to fall'

cascade

1 noun
     
Related topics: Nature
cas‧cade1 [countable]
1DN a small steep waterfall that is one of several together
2 something that hangs down in large quantities
cascade of
Her hair fell over her shoulders in a cascade of curls.

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