I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin bugula Date: 13th century any of a genus (Ajuga) of plants of the mint family; especially a European annual (A. reptans) that has spikes of blue flowers and is naturalized in the United States II. noun Etymology: Middle English, buffalo, instrument made of buffalo horn, bugle, from Anglo-French, from Latin buculus, diminutive of bos head of cattle — more at cow Date: 14th century a valveless brass instrument that resembles a trumpet and is used especially for military calls III. intransitive verb (bugled; bugling) Date: 1847 1. to sound a bugle 2. to utter the characteristic rutting call of the bull elk IV. noun Etymology: perhaps from 2bugle Date: 1579 a small cylindrical bead of glass or plastic used for trimming especially on women's clothing

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