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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Bu"gle
A sort of wild ox; a buffalo.

Etymology: OE. bugle buffalo, buffalo's horn, OF. bugle, fr. L. buculus a young bullock, steer, dim. of bos ox. See Cow the animal

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conical that the trumpet, sometimes keyed; formerly much used in military bands, very rarely in the orchestra; now superseded by the cornet; -- called also the Kent bugle.

Etymology: See Bugle a wild ox

noun Bu"gle
An elongated glass bead, of various colors, though commonly black.

Etymology: LL. bugulus a woman's ornament: cf. G. b├╝gel a bent piece of metal or wood, fr. the same root as G. biegen to bend, E. bow to bend

adjective Bu"gle
Jet black.

Etymology: From Bugle a bead

noun Bu"gle
A plant of the genus Ajuga of the Mint family, a native of the Old World.

Etymology: F. bugle; cf. It. bugola, L. bugillo

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A brass instrument without valves; used for military calls and fanfares
  2. A tubular glass or plastic bead sewn onto clothing for decoration
  3. Any of various low-growing annual or perennial evergreen herbs native to Eurasia; used for ground cover
  4. Play on a bugle

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

  1. A horn used by hunters.
  2. (music) a simple brass instrument consisting of a horn with no valves, playing only pitches in its harmonic series
  3. A plant in the family Lamiaceae grown as a ground cover, Ajuga reptans, and other plants in the genus Ajuga.
  4. Anything shaped like a bugle, round or conical and having a bell on one end.

Late Latin bugulus (“a woman's ornament”).

  1. a tubular glass or plastic bead sewn onto clothes as a decorative trim

Old English

  1. A sort of wild ox; a buffalo.

    bugle was also found in the following language(s): Old French

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    Past life for Bugle born Apr 17, 1947

    I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Spain approximately on 475. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

    Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. Your problem - to learn determination and persistency. Every misfortune should crash upon your strong will.

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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