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Related to bugled: bugling
1. Music A brass instrument somewhat shorter than a trumpet and lacking keys or valves.
2. The loud resonant call of an animal, especially a male elk during rutting season.
intr.v. bu·gled, bu·gling, bu·gles
1. Music To sound a bugle.
2. To produce a loud resonant call, as of a rutting male elk.
[Middle English, wild ox, hunting horn made from the horn of a wild ox, from Old French, steer, from Latin būculus, diminutive of bōs, ox; see gwou- in Indo-European roots.]
A tubular glass or plastic bead that is used to trim clothing.
Any of several creeping Old World herbs of the genus Ajuga in the mint family, having opposite leaves, square stems, and terminal spikes of purplish to white flowers. Also called bugleweed.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin būgula (perhaps influenced by būglōssa, bugloss), from Latin būgillō.]
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