an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.
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 gadget; dingus; thingumbob.
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.
king of Persia who reigned 486-465 B.C.E., Gk. Xerxes, from O.Pers. Xayaran, lit. "male (i.e. 'hero') among kings," from Xaya- "king" (cf. shah) + aran "male, man." The Heb. rendition was Ahashwerosh, Ahashresh.