|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.|
microbe mi·crobe (mī'krōb')
A microorganism, especially a bacterium that causes disease; a minute life form. No longer in technical use.