orchel (1483-84)

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orchel (1483-84)

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[ FEW: 21,164a mousse; Gdf: 5,645a orseille /5,645a orsolle; GdfC: 10,244b orseille; TL: ; DEAF:  orseille; DMF:  orseille / orsolle; TLF:  orseille; OED:  archil n. / orchil n. / orchilla n. / orell n.; MED: ; DMLBS: ]


1colourorchil, purple or violet dye prepared from different species of orchella lichens
( 1483-84 )  le Roy ad ordeigné [...] qe null tinctour, n'autre persone, tiencte ou cause estre tinctez deinz cest dit roialme d'Engleterre puis le dit fest ascun drap lanuez oveqz orchell ou cork appellez jarecorke [...] ascun tiel drap, le quel, puis mesme le fest, serra tinctez oveqz orchel ou cork appellez jarecork [...]  ii 487
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