napel (c.1300)

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napel (c.1300)

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[ FEW: 7,11a napus; Gdf: 5,468b napel; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF:  napel; TLF:  napel; OED:  napell, n. / napellus, n. / napelo, n.; MED: ; DMLBS: 1883c napellus ]

While napel is attested in a number of dictionaries meaning 'aconite, Aconitum napellus, monkshood, wolfsbane', its flowers are not heart-shaped as the first citation mentions, and it may be that the author of Gloss Arab has confused it with another herb.


1bot.a plant, probably bird's foot trefoil, clover, or alfalfa
( c.1300; MS: s.xivm )  Alnefel, c'est une herbe que sa forme resemble a quer d'ome et a nom napel  366.47
( c.1300; MS: s.xivm )  Beeles, che est une herbe qui a non napel et porte venime  370.100
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