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Main Entry: cal·o·rie
Variant(s): also cal·o·ry /kal-(-)r/
Inflected Form(s): plural -ries
Etymology: from French calorie "a unit of heat," from Latin calor "heat," from calre "to be hot" --related to CAULDRON, NONCHALANT 1: a unit of heat: a: the heat energy required to raise the temperature of one gram of water one degree Celsius and equal to about 4.19 joules -- called also small calorieb: the amount of energy required to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water one degree Celsius and equal to 1000 small calories -- used especially to indicate the value of foods in the production of heat and energy; called also large calorie, kilocalorie 2: an amount of food having an energy-producing value of one large calorie