langue de boeuf

noun \¦läŋdə¦bə(r)f, -bə̄f\

Definition of langue de boeuf

plural

langues de boeuf

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  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of langue de boeuf

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


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