from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A sort of wild ox; a buffalo.
  • noun A young bull.
  • To sound a bugle.
  • noun A hunting-horn. Also called bugle-horn.
  • noun A military musical wind-instrument of brass, once or more curved, sometimes furnished with keys or valves, so as to be capable of producing all the notes of the scale.
  • noun The popular English name for a common low labiate plant of Europe, Ajuga reptans.
  • noun A shining elongated glass bead, usually black, used in decorating female apparel: as, “bugle-bracelet,”
  • Having the color of a glass bugle; jet-black: as, “bugle eyeballs,”

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A sort of wild ox; a buffalo.
  • noun A horn used by hunters.
  • noun (Mus.) A copper instrument of the horn quality of tone, shorter and more conical that the trumpet, sometimes keyed; formerly much used in military bands, very rarely in the orchestra; now superseded by the cornet; -- called also the Kent bugle.
  • noun An elongated glass bead, of various colors, though commonly black.
  • adjective Jet black.
  • noun (Bot.) A plant of the genus Ajuga of the Mint family, a native of the Old World.
  • noun the Ajuga chamæpitys.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun music a simple brass instrument consisting of a horn with no valves, playing only pitches in its harmonic series
  • noun An often-cultivated plant in the family Lamiaceae.
  • noun anything shaped like a bugle, round or conical and having a bell on one end
  • noun a tubular glass or plastic bead sewn onto clothes as a decorative trim
  • verb To announce, sing, or cry in the manner of a musical bugle

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a tubular glass or plastic bead sewn onto clothing for decoration
  • noun a brass instrument without valves; used for military calls and fanfares
  • noun any of various low-growing annual or perennial evergreen herbs native to Eurasia; used for ground cover
  • verb play on a bugle


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Anglo-Norman, from Old French, from Latin buculus ("young bull; ox; steer").



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