|caruncle (ˈkærəŋkəl, kəˈrʌŋ-)|
|1.||a fleshy outgrowth on the heads of certain birds, such as a cock's comb|
|2.||an outgrowth near the hilum on the seeds of some plants|
|3.||any small fleshy mass in or on the body, either natural or abnormal|
|[C17: from obsolete French caruncule, from Latin caruncula a small piece of flesh, from carō flesh]|
|a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
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