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

  Plectrum \Plec"trum\, n.; pl. L. Plectra, E. Plectrums . [L.,
     fr. Gr. ? anything to strike with, fr.? to strike.]
     A small instrument of ivory, wood, metal, or quill, used in
     playing upon the lyre and other stringed instruments.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to
           pluck a stringed instrument [syn: pick, plectrum,

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