from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A curved brass instrument used by the ancient Roman army

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An ancient musicalinstrument of the trumpet kind, originally a horn of an ox or cow, blown by a shepherd to assemble his flocks. See bussyne.


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