Proper noun


A rare surname.


From Bilbao, a city in Spain.


bilbo (plural bilbos or bilboes)

A device for punishment. See bilboes.

(historical) A kind of sword with well-tempered and flexible blade, originally produced in Bilbao.

Source: Wiktionary

Bil"bo, n.; pl. Bilboes (.

1. A rapier; a sword; so named from Bilbao, in Spain. Shak.

2. pl.

Definition: A long bar or bolt of iron with sliding shackles, and a lock at the end, to confine the feet of prisoners or offenders, esp. on board of ships. Methought I lay Worse than the mutines in the bilboes. Shak.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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Contrary to popular belief, coffee beans are not technically beans. They are referred to as such because of their resemblance to legumes. A coffee bean is a seed of the Coffea plant and the source for coffee. It is the pit inside the red or purple fruit, often referred to as a cherry. Just like ordinary cherries, the coffee fruit is also a so-called stone fruit.

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