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[kou-bel] /ˈkaʊˌbɛl/

a hung around a neck to indicate its whereabouts.
the bladder campion.
a bell hung around a cow’s neck so that the cow can be easily located
a metal percussion instrument usually mounted on the bass drum or hand-held and struck with a drumstick
(US) another name for bladder campion

1650s, American English, from cow (n.1) + bell (n.).


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