bangle, bauble, gaud, gewgaw, novelty, fallal, trinket

(noun) cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing


(noun) a mock scepter carried by a court jester

Source: WordNet® 3.1



bauble (plural baubles)

A cheap showy ornament piece of jewellery; a gewgaw.

A club or sceptre carried by a jester.

A small shiny spherical decoration, commonly put on Christmas trees.


• (showy ornament): See also: trinket


• bubale

Source: Wiktionary

Bau"ble, n. Etym: [Cf. OF. baubel a child's plaything, F. babiole, It. babbola, LL. baubellum gem, jewel, L. babulus,a baburrus, foolish.]

1. A trifling piece of finery; a gewgaw; that which is gay and showy without real value; a cheap, showy plaything. The ineffective bauble of an Indian pagod. Sheridan.

2. The fool's club. [Obs.] "A fool's bauble was a short stick with a head ornamented with an ass's ears fantastically carved upon it." Nares.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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(adjective) located or moved above the surround or above the normal position; “a raised design”; “raised eyebrows”

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Raw coffee beans, soaked in water and spices, are chewed like candy in many parts of Africa.

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