Fer"u*la (?), n. [L. ferula giant fennel (its stalks were used in punishing schoolboys), rod, whip, fr. ferire to strike; akin to OHG. berjan, Icel. berja. Cf. Ferule.]

1.

A ferule.

[Obs.]

Beau. & Fl.

2.

The imperial scepter in the Byzantine or Eastern Empire.

 

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