popelure (c.1250)

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popelure (c.1250)

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[ FEW: 9,616b purpura; Gdf: 6,278a popelure; GdfC: ; TL: 7,1434 popelure; DEAF:  porpre (popelure); DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]

While the etymology, beyond an association with the colour purple, remains unclear, the definition is based on the Latin word papaver in the TLL gloss. It is not clear whether the two Anglo-Norman forms refer to the same plant.


1bot.poppy, various herbaceous plants of the Papaver genus (?)
( MS: c.1250 )  De herbis [...] Koc papaver: popelure  i 402
( MS: s.xv )  Pernez flurs de sauz e flurs de pepelorie par treis jours  167.E573
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