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 cascābellus probably from quassicāre to rattle, crack from Latin quassāre to shatter ; see squash 2. Sense 1, from the sound of the loose seeds in the dried fruit
From Spanish cascabel (“bell, rattle”).