- Any annual legume yielding from 1 to 12 grains or seeds of variable size, shape and colour within a pod, and used as food for humans or animals.
- (physiology) A normally regular beat felt when arteries are depressed, caused by the pumping action of the heart.
- A beat, throb.
- (music) A periodically recurring short stimulus, perceived as points in time. (DeLone? et. al. (Eds.), 1975, chap. 3) Often the stimuli are defined as identical (Cooper & Meyer, 1960). (rfc, music definition needs rewritten because the current one is copyrighted)
Etymology: pulsus, "beat", from pellere, "to drive"
- Dutch: pols
- French: pouls
- German: Puls
- Italian: polso
- Spanish: pulso
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