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bicycle vs velocipede velocipede vs bicycle

bicycle and velocipede both are nouns.

bicycle is a verb but velocipede is not a verb.

As nouns, velocipede is a hyponym of bicycle; that is, velocipede is a word with a more specific, narrower meaning than bicycle and velocipede is a type of bicycle with the definitions:
  • a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
bicycle (noun) velocipede (noun)
a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals any of several early bicycles with pedals on the front wheel
a vehicle with three wheels that is moved by foot pedals
bicycle (verb) velocipede (verb)
ride a bicycle