Definitions for: Bugle

[n] a brass instrument without valves; used for military calls and fanfares
[n] a tubular glass or plastic bead sewn onto clothing for decoration
[n] any of various low-growing annual or perennial evergreen herbs native to Eurasia; used for ground cover
[v] play on a bugle

Webster (1913) Definition: Bu"gle, n. [OE. bugle buffalo, buffalo's horn, OF.
bugle, fr. L. buculus a young bullock, steer, dim. of bos ox.
See Cow the animal.]
A sort of wild ox; a buffalo. --E. Phillips.

Bu"gle, n. [See Bugle a wild ox.]
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in the orchestra; now superseded by the cornet; -- called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.

Bu"gle, n. [LL. bugulus a woman's ornament: cf. G.
b["u]gel a bent piece of metal or wood, fr. the same root as
G. biegen to bend, E. bow to bend.]
An elongated glass bead, of various colors, though commonly

Bu"gle, a. [From Bugle a bead.]
Jet black. ``Bugle eyeballs.'' --Shak.

Bu"gle, n. [F. bugle; cf. It. bugola, L. bugillo.]
A plant of the genus Ajuga of the Mint family, a native of
the Old World.

Yellow bugle, the Ajuga cham[ae]pitys.

Synonyms: bugleweed

See Also: Ajuga, Ajuga chamaepitys, Ajuga genevensis, Ajuga pyramidalis, Ajuga reptans, bead, blue bugle, brass, creeping bugle, erect bugle, genus Ajuga, ground pine, herb, herbaceous plant, play, pyramid bugle, spiel, yellow bugle

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