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fluellen

fluellin

noun
  1. either of two weedy scrophulariaceous annuals related to the toadflaxes, round-leaved fluellen (Kickxia spuria) and sharp-leaved fluellen (K. elatine)
  2. obsolete any of several speedwells, especially Veronica officinalis
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Word Origin

C16: shortened from Welsh Ilysiau Llewelyn Llewelyn's flower
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Historical Examples

  • Anyhow, I reckon my wife wouldnt hear to it, said Mr. Fluellen hopelessly.

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    Irvin S. Cobb

  • Yes, assented Mr. Fluellen, I reckon thats no more than fair.

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    Irvin S. Cobb

  • I was willing that it should be extended for hours, but the little village of Fluellen was reached, and here we go ashore.

    Letters from Switzerland

    Samuel Irenus Prime

  • Fluellen's affair with Pistol, we may be sure, was no rare but a representative case.

  • On his way downtown after breakfast, Mr. Birdseye met Mr. Fluellen coming out of his gate bound in the same direction.

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    Irvin S. Cobb