Definition of hummel in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhʌm(ə)l/
Scottish & Northern English


(Of a cow or stag) lacking horns or antlers: highly rated black hummel cattle


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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