A small, round, medium-hot dried chili.
A rounded projection behind the breech of a muzzleloading cannon.
A projecting part behind the breech of a muzzle-loading cannon.
Origin of cascabel
- Spanish bell, rattle from Old Provençal cascavel from Vulgar Latin cascābellus probably from quassicāre to rattle, crack from Latin quassāre to shatter squash2 Sense 1, from the sound of the loose seeds in the dried fruit
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Spanish cascabel (“bell, rattle”).