a projecting part behind the breech of a muzzle-loading cannon
Origin of cascabelSp, a small bell, rattle
- A small, round, medium-hot dried chili.
- A rounded projection behind the breech of a muzzleloading cannon.
Origin of cascabelSpanish, bell, rattle, from Old Provençal cascavel, from Vulgar Latin *cascabellus, probably from *quassicare, to rattle, crack, from Latin quassare, to shatter; see squash2. Sense 1, from the sound of the loose seeds in the dried fruit.
From Spanish cascabel (“bell, rattle”).