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Meaning of BUGLE

Pronunciation:  'byoogul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a brass instrument without valves; used for military calls and fanfares
  2. [n]  a tubular glass or plastic bead sewn onto clothing for decoration
  3. [n]  any of various low-growing annual or perennial evergreen herbs native to Eurasia; used for ground cover
  4. [v]  play on a bugle

BUGLE is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: bugleweed
 See Also: Ajuga, Ajuga chamaepitys, Ajuga genevensis, Ajuga pyramidalis, Ajuga reptans, bead, blue bugle, brass, creeping bugle, erect bugle, genus Ajuga, ground pine, herb, herbaceous plant, play, pyramid bugle, spiel, yellow bugle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bu"gle\, n. [OE. bugle buffalo, buffalo's horn, OF.
    bugle, fr. L. buculus a young bullock, steer, dim. of bos ox.
    See {Cow} the animal.]
    A sort of wild ox; a buffalo. --E. Phillips.
  2. \Bu"gle\, n. [See {Bugle} a wild ox.]
    1. A horn used by hunters.
    2. (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       in the orchestra; now superseded by the cornet; -- called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}.
  3. \Bu"gle\, n. [LL. bugulus a woman's ornament: cf. G.
    b["u]gel a bent piece of metal or wood, fr. the same root as
    G. biegen to bend, E. bow to bend.]
    An elongated glass bead, of various colors, though commonly
  4. \Bu"gle\, a. [From {Bugle} a bead.]
    Jet black. ``Bugle eyeballs.'' --Shak.
  5. \Bu"gle\, n. [F. bugle; cf. It. bugola, L. bugillo.]
    A plant of the genus {Ajuga} of the Mint family, a native of
    the Old World.
    {Yellow bugle}, the {Ajuga cham[ae]pitys}.
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