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Definition of mule:

  1. A hybrid animal; specifically, one generated between an ass and a mare, sometimes a horse and a she- ass. See Hinny.
  2. A machine, used in factories, for spinning cotton, wool, etc., into yarn or thread and winding it into cops; - called also jenny and mule- jenny.
  3. A plant or vegetable produced by impregnating the pistil of one species with the pollen or fecundating dust of another; - called also hybrid.
  4. A very stubborn person.

Synonyms:

mules, jenny, scuff, scuffs, hinney, Missouri mule, army mule, animal.

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