cow bell

cowbell

[kou-bel]
noun
1.
a bell hung around a cow's neck to indicate its whereabouts.
2.
the bladder campion.

Origin:
1805–15; cow1 + bell1

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cowbell (ˈkaʊˌbɛl)
 
n
1.  a bell hung around a cow's neck so that the cow can be easily located
2.  a metal percussion instrument usually mounted on the bass drum or hand-held and struck with a drumstick
3.  (US) another name for bladder campion

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