Dictionary: BUB'BLE – BUCK'-BASK-ET

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BUB'BLE, v.t.

To cheat; to deceive, or impose on. – Addison.


One who cheats. – Digby.


Rising in bubbles; running with a gurgling noise; cheating.

BUB'BY, n. [from the same root as bubble and bubo.]

A woman's breast. – Arbuthnot.

BU'BO, n. [Gr. βουβων, L. bubo, a swelling.]

A tumor or abscess with inflammation, which rises in certain glandular parts of the body, as in the groin, or armpit. – Encyc. Coxe.

BU'BON-O-CELE, n. [Gr. βουβων, the groin, and κηλη, a tumor.]

Hernia inguinalis, or inguinal rupture; a tumor in the groin, formed by a prolapsus of the intestines or omentum, or both, through the processes of the peritoneum and rings of the abdominal muscles. – Encyc.


A red pimple. [Not used.] – Shak.


A flat, fresh-water fish, of a circular form and a silvery color. – Dict. of Nat. Hist.

BUC-A-NEER', n. [Fr. boucaner, to broil fish or flesh, to hunt oxen for their skins.]

Primarily, a bucaneer is said to be one who dries and smokes flesh or fish after the manner of the Indians. The name was first given to the French settlers in Hayti or Hispaniola, whose business was to hunt wild cattle and swine. It was afterward applied to the piratical adventurers, English and French, who combined to make depredations on the Spaniards in America. – Encyc.

BU-CA'O, n.

A species of owl, in the Philippine isles, of a beautiful plumage, and size of a peacock, but remarkable for a hideous nocturnal scream. – Dict. of Nat. Hist.

BUC'CAL, a. [L. bucca, the cheek; W. boc.]

Pertaining to the cheek. The buccal glands are the small glands of the mouth, under the cheek, which secrete saliva. – Hooper.

BUC'CE-A, n.

A mouthful; a polypus of the nose.

BUC-CEL'LA, n. [L.]

A little morsel or mouthful.

BUC-CEL-LA'TION, n. [L. buccella, buccea, a mouthful.]

The act of breaking into large pieces.


Fossil remains or petrifactions of the shells called Buccinum. – Jameson.


The trumpet-shell.


The state barge of Venice.


An animal of the gazelle tribe, of the size of a hind. Alexander's horse was called Bucephalus from his large head, βους, ox-head.


The hornbill or Indian raven; a genus of birds, common in the East Indies.


A newly discovered mineral, whose colors are white and black, appearing in spots. – Cleaveland.

BUCK, n.1 [G. bauche, beuche; Sp. bugada.]

  1. Lye in which clothes are soaked in the operation of bleaching; the liquor in which clothes are washed. – Encyc. Johnson.
  2. The cloth or clothes soaked or washed in lye. – Shak.

BUCK, n.2 [Sax. buc, bucca; D. bok; Ger. and Sw. bock; Sp. boque; W. bwç; It. becco. This Italian word signifies a bill or beak, the mouth, the helm of a ship, the pipe of a still, and a buck. We see it is the same word as beak, from thrusting; Dan. buk, whence bukker, to ram or thrust piles. Ir. boc or poc; Corn. byk; Fr. bouc; Arm. bouch; Kalmuc, bugn, a stag. Qu. Eth. በሐከ bahak, the male of sheep or goats.]

  1. The male of the fallow deer, of the goat, the sheep, the rabbit, and hare. It is applied only to the smaller quadrupeds.
  2. A libertine.

BUCK, v.i.

To copulate as bucks and does. – Mortimer.

BUCK, v.t. [Ger. beuchen; Dan. böger; Sw. byka; Arm. bugad; Norm. buer. This verb is retained in the L. imbuo, for imbuco, or imbugo, to steep, tinge, or imbue.]

To soak or steep in lye, a process in bleaching; to wash or steep in lye or suds. – Encyc. Shak.

BUCK'-BASK-ET, n. [buck and basket.]

A basket in which clothes are carried to the wash. – Shak.