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 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.
a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.
c.1300, spelling variant of divers (q.v.), perhaps by analogy with converse, traverse, etc. More associated with L. diversus, and since c.1700 restricted to the meaning "different in character or quality."