aiguillon

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French aguillon, aguillun, awillon, from a Vulgar Latin *aculeō, aculeōnem, from Latin aculeus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛ.ɡɥi.jɔ̃/, /e.ɡɥi.jɔ̃/
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Noun[edit]

aiguillon m (plural aiguillons)

  1. goad
  2. stinger, sting (of a bee)
  3. (figuratively) a goad, a stimulant

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