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mule

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noun \ˈmyül\

Definition of mule

  1. 1a :  a hybrid between a horse and a donkey; especially :  the offspring of a male donkey and a mareb :  a self-sterile plant whether hybrid or notc :  a usually sterile hybrid

  2. 2 :  a very stubborn person

  3. 3 :  a machine for simultaneously drawing and twisting fiber into yarn or thread and winding it into cops

  4. 4 slang :  a person who smuggles or delivers illicit substances (as drugs)

Origin and Etymology of mule

Middle English, from Anglo-French mul, from Latin mulus


First Known Use: 13th century

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mule

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Definition of mule

  1. :  a shoe or slipper without quarter or heel strap — compare scuff

Origin and Etymology of mule

Medieval French, a kind of slipper, from Latin mulleus shoe worn by magistrates


First Known Use: 1562



MULE Defined for Kids

mule

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noun \ˈmyül\

Definition of mule for Students

  1. 1 :  an animal that is an offspring of a donkey and a horse

  2. 2 :  a stubborn person


Medical Dictionary

mule

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noun \ˈmyü(ə)l\

Medical Definition of mule

  1. :  a hybrid between a horse and a donkey; especially :  the offspring of a male donkey and a mare



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