ferule


fer·ule

noun \ˈfer-əl, ˈfe-rəl\

Definition of FERULE

1
:  an instrument (as a flat piece of wood like a ruler) used to punish children
2
:  school discipline

Variants of FERULE

fer·ule also fer·u·la \ˈfer-(y)ə-lə\

Origin of FERULE

Latin ferula giant fennel, ferule
First Known Use: 1566

Rhymes with FERULE

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