from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The thin, flat muscle forming the wall of the cheek.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a thin broad muscle forming the wall of the cheek.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A muscle of the cheek; -- so called from its use in blowing wind instruments.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anatomy, the trumpeter's muscle; a thin flat muscle forming the wall of the cheek, assisting in mastication, and also in blowing wind-instruments (whence its name).
- n. The specific name of the trumpeter swan of North America, Cygnus buccinator.
Latin buccinātor, trumpeter (from its being the chief muscle used in blowing), from buccinātus, past participle of buccināre, to blow a horn, from būcina, buccina, horn, trumpet; see gwou- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin, a trumpeter, from bucinare to sound the trumpet. (Wiktionary)