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 for bombardon
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bombardo \Bom*bar"do\, Bombardon \Bom*bar"don\, n. [It.
     bombardo.] (Mus.)
     Originally, a deep-toned instrument of the oboe or bassoon
     family; thence, a bass reed stop on the organ. The name
     bombardon is now given to a brass instrument, the lowest of
     the saxhorns, in tone resembling the ophicleide. --Grove.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bombardon
      n 1: a tuba that coils over the shoulder of the musician [syn:
           helicon, bombardon]
      2: a large shawm; the bass member of the shawm family [syn:
         bombardon, bombard]

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