What is another word for wishbone?

Pronunciation: [wˈɪʃbə͡ʊn] (IPA)

The wishbone is a popular tradition every Thanksgiving. This fork-shaped bone can be found in poultry. It is believed that if two people pull the ends of the wishbone, the one who has the bigger piece will have their wishes granted. However, there are various synonyms for this term such as furcula, merrythought, and lucky bone. The furcula is the scientific term for the wishbone in birds which refers to its fork-like appearance. The merrythought is another term for the wishbone, which comes from the merry (or happy) feeling experienced during the breaking of the bone. Lastly, the lucky bone is a common term for the wishbone as it is often associated with good luck and fortune.

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Usage examples for Wishbone

Fifteen miles to the east of Cold Spring Coulee, the wishbone outfit watched uneasily the deepening haze.
"Lonesome Land"
B. M. Bower
Polycarp Jenks was in town by nine o'clock, and only one man remained at the wishbone.
"Lonesome Land"
B. M. Bower
Because I ought to be moving along; it's quite a walk to the wishbone."
"Lonesome Land"
B. M. Bower

Famous quotes with Wishbone

  • The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.
    William J. H. Boetcker
  • A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body - the wishbone.
    Robert Frost
  • Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where you backbone ought to be.
    Clementine Paddleford
  • Never grow a wishbone where your backbone ought to be.
    Clementine Paddleford
  • Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be.
    Clementine Paddleford

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