bubukle

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps related to bubo and/or carbuncle.

Noun[edit]

bubukle (plural bubukles)

  1. (obsolete, nonce word) A red pimple.
    • William Shakespeare, Henry V
      His face is all bubukles, and whelks, and knobs, and flames o' fire; and his lips blows at his nose, and it is like a coal of fire, sometimes plue and sometimes red; but his nose is executed, and his fire's out.