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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 U.S.

Origin and Etymology of bugle

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

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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

What is the origin of bugle?

In early English, the word bugle meant “wild ox.” The horns of oxen were made into signaling devices for soldiers and hunters, first called bugle horns. Later this was shortened to bugle.

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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


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bugle

verb bu·gle

Definition of bugle

bugled

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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

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


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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