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1. A bell hung from a collar around a cow's neck.
2. A bell that is used as a percussion instrument by being struck with a stick.
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1. (Agriculture) a bell hung around a cow's neck so that the cow can be easily located
2. (Instruments) a metal percussion instrument usually mounted on the bass drum or hand-held and struck with a drumstick
3. (Plants) US another name for bladder campion
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a bell hung around a cow's neck to indicate its whereabouts.
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A small bell hung around a cow’s neck to help find the cow when it was in a timbered pasture.
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Noun1.Cowbell - a bell hung around the neck of cow so that the cow can be easily locatedcowbell - a bell hung around the neck of cow so that the cow can be easily located
bell - a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck
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[ˈkaʊbel] Ncencerro m
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[ˈkaʊbɛl] ncloche f de vache
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