espunge (c.1230)

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espunge (c.1230)

[ FEW: 12,207a spongia; Gdf: ; GdfC: 9,548a esponge; TL: 3,1241 esponge; DEAF: ; DMF:  éponge; TLF:  éponge 1; OED: ; MED:  sponge n. ; DMLBS: 3168a spongia ]
esponge,  espoigne  

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1sponge
( c.1230; MS: 1275-85 )  (the soil in volcanic regions) est cavee, E cum espoigne tut crusee  1516
espunge de la mer
zool.sponge
( c.1240; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  De l’espunge de la meir [...] poot hom meimes ceo (=cleaning a wound) faire  i 45
espunge marine
zool.sponge
( s.xiii2/4; MS: s.xiii3/4 )  Face l'en boillir en vin egre roses, galles, mirte et les escorces de chesne et moille l'en en cele decoction tieve une esponge marine et mete l'en sor l'estomac ou en la decoction de roses en vin egre  i 212
spunge 
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