Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Jambon.

 Jamambuxes [Soldiers of the round valleys].Jambuscha [Jam-bus-cah]. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
A gun, so called from its fanciful resemblance to a “betterave” or jambon. The botanical name of the root is melochia.   1
        “What would you do to me, brigand? … Give me fifty blows of a matraque, as your officer gave you last week for stealing his jambon?”—Ouida: Under Two Flags, chap. xvi.

 Jamambuxes [Soldiers of the round valleys].Jambuscha [Jam-bus-cah]. 


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