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From French virole (ferrule). See ferrule.


virole (plural viroles)

  1. (heraldry) A ring surrounding a bugle or hunting horn.
    • 1836, Sir Daniel Keyte Sandford, The Popular Encyclopedia;: pt. 1: England-Germany (literature and science), page 698:
      [] except when he has a hood, bells, virols, or rings, and leashes, in which case he is said to be hooded, belled, jessed, and leashed; []
    • 1892, John Woodward, George Burnett, A Treatise on Heraldry, British and Foreign: With English and French Glossaries, page 386:
      The Florentine GUICCIARDINI bore : Azure, three hunting-horns argent, the mouth-pieces and viroles or, banded gules. Gules, three trumpets fessways in pale argent, is the canting coat of CALL (Baronets).
    • 1908, Arthur Francis Pimbley, Pimbley's Dictionary of Heraldry: Together with an Illustrated Supplement, page 67:
      Viroled- (vi-rold') Furnished with a virole or viroles. Said of a bugle or horn when borne with rings of a different tincture from the bugle itself.

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “virole”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)





virole f (plural viroles)

  1. ferrule

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virole f

  1. plural of virola