ferule

noun fer·ule \ ˈfer-əl , ˈfe-rəl \
variants: or less commonly ferula play \ˈfer-(y)ə-lə\

Definition of ferule

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

Origin and Etymology of ferule

Latin ferula giant fennel, ferule


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