cascabel

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noun cas·ca·bel \ˈkas-kə-ˌbel\

Definition of cascabel

  1. 1 :  a projection behind the breech of a muzzle-loading cannon

  2. 2 :  a small hollow perforated spherical bell enclosing a loose pellet

  3. 3 :  a small, rounded, moderately pungent chili pepper that is usually used dried when it has a translucent, dark red skin and loose seeds which rattle

Origin and Etymology of cascabel

Spanish, literally, small bell


First Known Use: 1639


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