pilousee (s.xiii2)

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pilousee (s.xiii2)

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[ FEW: *8,503a pilosus; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  pelos (pelosee); DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: 2282a pilosus ]
pelosee,  peluscee,  pelusee;  pilosee  

The plant gets its name (a derivative of pilous) from the trichomes, i.e. hairs on its stem and leaves. It is not clear, and perhaps questionable purely on the basis of the glosses in Plant Names, whether the name was used for different kinds of ‘hairy’ plants.


1bot.mouse-ear hawkweed, Hieracium pilosella (yellow-flowered plant of the daisy family)
( s.xiii2; MS: c.1400 )  Auricula muris, pilosella idem, parva habet folia et multa, aliquantulum pilosa. Gallice pilousee, anglice moushere  17.25
( MS: c.1300 )  Pernez [...] gupillere. i. foxesglove, pelusee, maroil, nepte, rue, fenoil, [...]  317.24
2bot.cudweed, Filago (plant with cottony heads of flowers) (?)
( MS: c.1340 )  Filago: (B2) gallice penusette, anglice weyhore (var. (C6: s.xv2) pelusce[t]e (l. peluscee);  (C8: s.xv2) pelusete )  116-17
peil#1  peluette  piloche  pilous  pilouselle  pilousette 
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