rubeseym (s.xiv1/4)

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rubeseym (s.xiv1/4)


[ FEW: ; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF:  rubeseym; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]

The etymology of this plant name is unclear, and its meaning is derived from the Anglo-Norman term blaverole. The Middle English word blowed, presumably a compound of blo a. and wed(e n.1, is unattested in the MED and listed only as an eighteenth-century word for indigo in the OED (sub blue a. and n.).


1bot.cornflower, bluebottle, Centaurea cyanus (?)
( MS: s.xiv1/4 )  Blaverole: (B1) gallice rubeseym, anglice blowed  53
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