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carline

or car·lin

[kahr-lin, ker-]
noun Chiefly Scot.
  1. an old woman.
  2. a hag; witch.
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Origin of carline

1350–1400; Middle English (north) kerling < Old Norse: old woman, equivalent to kerl (mutated variant of karl man) + -ing -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for carlin

carlin

noun
  1. another name for pug 1
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Word Origin for carlin

C18: named after a French actor who played Harlequin, because of the resemblance of the dog's face to the black mask of the Harlequin

carline

1
noun
  1. a Eurasian thistle-like plant, Carlina vulgaris, having spiny leaves and flower heads surrounded by raylike whitish bracts: family Asteraceae (composites)Also called: carline thistle
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Word Origin for carline

C16: from French, probably from Latin cardō thistle

carline

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carlin

noun
  1. mainly Scot an old woman, hag, or witch
  2. a variant of carling
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Word Origin for carline

C14: from Old Norse kerling old woman, diminutive of karl man, churl
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