hummel

adjective
hum·​mel
variants: or less commonly humble \ ˈhəməl \

Definition of hummel

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 Scottish : awnless used of grain
2 Scottish : hornless used of cattle or stags
variants: or less commonly humble \ " \
hummeled or hummelled also humbled; hummeled or hummelled also humbled; hummeling or hummelling also humbling\ -​m(ə)liŋ \; hummels also humbles

Definition of hummel (Entry 2 of 3)

chiefly Scottish
: to separate (barley or oats) from the awns and tips of hull

hummel

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of hummel (Entry 3 of 3)

1 chiefly Scottish : humlie
2 chiefly Scottish : a hornless stag

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History and Etymology for hummel

Adjective

Middle English hommyll; akin to Low German hummel polled animal

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“Hummel.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hummel. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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