cascabel

noun
cas·​ca·​bel | \ ˈka-skə-ˌbel How to pronounce cascabel (audio) \

Definition of cascabel

1 : a projection behind the breech of a muzzle-loading cannon
2 : a small hollow perforated spherical bell enclosing a loose pellet
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

First Known Use of cascabel

1639, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cascabel

Spanish, literally, small bell

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The first known use of cascabel was in 1639

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