langue de boeuf

\ ¦läŋdə¦bə(r)f, -bə̄f \
plural langues de boeuf\ " \

Definition of langue de boeuf

: a pike with a blade very wide at the head and tapering rapidly to a point used especially in the 15th century also : a short sword or dagger of this shape

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History and Etymology for langue de boeuf

Middle English lange de boef, from Middle French langue de bœuf, literally, ox tongue

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“Langue de boeuf.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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