drumstick

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From drum +‎ stick.

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drumstick ‎(plural drumsticks)

  1. A stick used to play drums. [from 16th c.]
  2. The second joint of the leg bone of a chicken or other fowl, especially as an item of food. [from 17th c.]
  3. (India) The moringa or drumstick tree, Moringa oleifera, especially its slender, cylindrical pods. [from 19th c.]
    • 2011, Deepika Phukan, translating Arupa Patangia Kalita, The Story of Felanee:
      She could imagine the taste of the tender drumstick seeds on her tongue.

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