divining rod(redirected from Baculus divinatorius)
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A forked branch or stick that is believed to indicate subterranean water or minerals by bending downward when held over a source.
(Mining & Quarrying) a rod, usually a forked hazel twig, said to move or dip when held over ground in which water, metal, etc, is to be found. Also called: dowsing rod
a rod, esp. a forked stick, commonly of hazel, supposedly useful in locating underground water or metal deposits. Also called dowser.
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|Noun||1.||divining rod - forked stick that is said to dip down to indicate underground water or oil|
stick - an implement consisting of a length of wood; "he collected dry sticks for a campfire"; "the kid had a candied apple on a stick"