Cascabel meaning

kăskə-bĕl
A small, round, medium-hot dried chili.
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A rounded projection behind the breech of a muzzleloading cannon.
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A projecting part behind the breech of a muzzle-loading cannon.
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A small, round, hot variety of chili pepper, Capsicum annuum, which rattles when dry.
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A knob at the end of a cannon, cast onto the gun barrel, to which ropes are attached in order to control recoil.
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A bell attached to a sleigh or sleigh harness.
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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”).

    From Wiktionary