from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An ancient instrument resembling the castanets.
  • n. In zoology, a rattle or rattling-organ, as that on the tail of a rattlesnake. See cut under rattlesnake.
  • n. A talc-like spot at the base of the upper wings of certain Locustidæ.


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    September 26, 2008

  • (Zoology:) n., The (physical) rattle of the rattlesnake. Latin, 'rattle.'

    September 1, 2008