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adjectiveScottish, Northern English
(of a cow or stag) lacking horns or antlers.‘highly rated black hummel cattle’
nounScottish, Northern English
A stag which has failed to grow antlers, typically as a result of malnutrition when young.
Late 15th century (describing grain in the sense ‘without an awn’): related to Low German hummel, hommel ‘hornless animal’.
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