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bugle

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noun bu·gle \ˈbyü-gəl\

Definition of bugle

  1. :  any of a genus (Ajuga) of plants of the mint family; especially :  a European annual (A. reptans) that has spikes of blue flowers and is naturalized in the United States



Origin and Etymology of bugle

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin bugula


First Known Use: 13th century

Other Seed Plant Terms


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bugle

noun bu·gle

Definition of bugle

  1. :  a valveless brass instrument that resembles a trumpet and is used especially for military calls



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Origin and Etymology of bugle

Middle English, buffalo, instrument made of buffalo horn, bugle, from Anglo-French, from Latin buculus, diminutive of bos head of cattle — more at cow


First Known Use: 14th century


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bugle

verb bu·gle

Definition of bugle

bugled

bugling

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  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to sound a bugle

  3. 2 :  to utter the characteristic rutting call of the bull elk



1847

First Known Use of bugle

1847


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bugle

noun bu·gle

Definition of bugle

  1. :  a small cylindrical bead of glass or plastic used for trimming especially on women's clothing



Origin and Etymology of bugle

perhaps from 2bugle


First Known Use: 1579

Rhymes with bugle


BUGLE Defined for Kids

bugle

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noun bu·gle \ˈbyü-gəl\

Definition of bugle for Students

  1. :  an instrument like a simple trumpet used chiefly for giving military signals




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