a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.
a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.
a screen or mat covered with a dark material for shielding a camera lens from excess light or glare.
a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.
a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.
a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.
1667, from L. cæruleus "blue, dark blue, blue-green," probably from cælulum dim. of cælum "heaven, sky," of uncertain origin (see celestial). The L. word was applied by Roman authors to the sky, the Mediterranean, and occasionally to leaves or fields.