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.


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Bu"gle, n. [See Bugle a wild ox.]


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more conical that the trumpet, sometimes keyed; formerly much used in military bands, very rarely in the orchestra; now superseded by the cornet; -- called also the Kent bugle.


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Bu"gle, n. [LL. bugulus a woman's ornament: cf. G. bugel a bent piece of metal or wood, fr. the same root as G. biegen to bend, E. bow to bend.]

An elingated glass bead, of various colors, though commonly black.


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Bu"gle, a. [From Bugle a bead.]

Jet black.

"Bugle eyeballs."



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Bu"gle, n. [F. bugle; cf. It. bugola, L. bugillo.] Bot.

A plant of the genus Ajuga of the Mint family, a native of the Old World.

Yellow bugle, the Ajuga chamaepitys.


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