camelion (s.xiii3/4)

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camelion (s.xiii3/4)


[ FEW: 2/i,621a chamaeleon; Gdf: ; GdfC: 8,416a cameleon; TL: 2,19 camelion; DEAF: ; DMF:  caméléon; TLF:  caméléon; OED:  chameleon n.; MED:  gamalian n.; DMLBS: 232a chamaeleon ]
Latin; Greek


( 1356-57; MS: s.xivex )  Et si ad en ceo pays multz des camelions, c’est une petite bestoille come une chevreom savage et vait [toutdis] goule baie pur ceo qe elle vit del aier ne ne mange ne boit nulle foiz et chaunge et mue sa colour  453
2mammalszool.camelopard, giraffe
( s.xiii3/4; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Illoec (=in Ethiopia) i ad une manere de beste ke est apelee rinoceros; e camaleon e le basilcoc e grant plenté de draguns  21
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