|n.||1.||A covering of network for the head, worn by women; also, a net.|
|2.||(Anat.) The fold of membrane loaded with fat, which covers more or less of the intestines in mammals; the great omentum. See Omentum.|
|3.||A part of the amnion, one of the membranes enveloping the fetus, which sometimes is round the head of a child at its birth; - called also a |
It is deemed lucky to be with a caul or membrane over the face. This caul is esteemed an infallible preservative against drowning . . . According to Chrysostom, the midwives frequently sold it for magic uses.
|Noun||1.||caul - part of the peritoneum attached to the stomach and to the colon and covering the intestines|
|2.||caul - the inner embryonic membrane of higher vertebrates (especially when covering the head at birth)|