Buccinal to Bud
(Buc"ci*nal) a. [L. bucina a crooked horn or trumpet.] Shaped or sounding like a trumpet; trumpetlike.
(||Buc`ci*na"tor) n. [L., a trumpeter, fr. bucinare to sound the trumpet.] (Anat.) A muscle
of the cheek; so called from its use in blowing wind instruments.
(Buc"ci*noid) a. [Buccinum + - oid.] (Zoöl.) Resembling the genus Buccinum, or pertaining
to the Buccinidæ, a family of marine univalve shells. See Whelk, and Prosobranchiata.
(||Buc"ci*num) n. [L., a trumpet, a trumpet shell.] (Zoöl.) A genus of large univalve mollusks
abundant in the arctic seas. It includes the common whelk (B. undatum).
(Bu*cen"taur) n. [Gr. boy^s ox + ke`ntayros centaur.]
1. A fabulous monster, half ox, half man.
2. [It. bucentoro.] The state barge of Venice, used by the doge in the ceremony of espousing the
(||Bu"ce*ros) n. [Gr. boy`kerws horned like an ox; boy^s ox + ke`ras horn.] (Zoöl.) A genus
of large perching birds; the hornbills.
(Buch"ol*zite) n. [So called from Bucholz, a German chemist.] (Min.) Same as Fibrolite.
(Bu"chu) n. (Bot.) A South African shrub (Barosma) with small leaves that are dotted with oil
glands; also, the leaves themselves, which are used in medicine for diseases of the urinary organs, etc.
Several species furnish the leaves.
(Buck) n. [Akin to LG. büke, Dan. byg, Sw. byk, G. bauche: cf. It. bucato, Prov. Sp. bugada,
1. Lye or suds in which cloth is soaked in the operation of bleaching, or in which clothes are washed.
2. The cloth or clothes soaked or washed. [Obs.] Shak.
(Buck), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bucked (bukt); p. pr. & vb. n. Bucking.] [OE. bouken; akin to LG.
büken, Dan. byge, Sw. byka, G. bauchen, beuchen; cf. OF. buer. Cf. the preceding noun.]
1. To soak, steep, or boil, in lye or suds; a process in bleaching.
2. To wash (clothes) in lye or suds, or, in later usage, by beating them on stones in running water.
3. (Mining) To break up or pulverize, as ores.
(Buck), n. [OE. buk, bucke, AS. bucca, bua, he-goat; akin to D. bok, OHG. pocch, G. bock, Ir.
boc, W. bwch, Corn. byk; cf. Zend buza, Skr. bukka. &radic256. Cf. Butcher, n.]
1. The male of deer, especially fallow deer and antelopes, or of goats, sheep, hares, and rabbits.
A male fallow deer is called a fawn in his first year; a pricket in his second; a sorel in his third; a sore
in his fourth; a buck of the first head in his fifth; and a great buck in his sixth. The female of the fallow
deer is termed a doe. The male of the red deer is termed a stag or hart and not a buck, and the
female is called a hind. Brande & C.
2. A gay, dashing young fellow; a fop; a dandy.
The leading bucks of the day.