medle (c.1250)

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medle (c.1250)

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[ FEW: 6/ii,44b mespilum; Gdf: ; GdfC: 10,199c nesple; TL: 5,1638 mesle; DEAF: ; DMF:  mesle; TLF: ; OED:  medle n.; MED:  medle n.1; DMLBS: 1778b mespila ]
meddle,  meele,  mele,  melle,  mesle,  mezle,  nefle  ii 143  


1bot.fruitmedlar, a small brown-skinned apple from the medlar tree
( MS: c.1250 )  hoc mespilum: meddle  i 427.545
( s.xiii2; MS: s.xiii2 )  peires quites en ewe, sorbes, mezles, coinz  98
( MS: s.xiii3/4 )  A cauncre saner [...] pernés [...] L'escorce de l'ere et del fraine [...] Taunt seient boili et tant quit [...] Si com melles escorchié sont  181.1037
( 1266-1300; MS: c.1300 )  Les melles sunt froides et seices el premier degrei. Lur propretez est de conforter l'estomac et de tollir egestion colerik  135.2346
2bot.fruitfruit of the service tree, sorbus domestica
( MS: s.xiv/xv )  sorba: medle  i 159
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