- an old woman.
- a hag; witch.
Origin of carline
Examples from the Web for carline
Historical Examples of carline
“Go on, Carline Dodge,” ordered the tall ghost imperturbably.Betty Wales Senior
Then smiled the carline and said: “Yea, he is thy foster-father, and yet a fond one.”The House of the Wolfings
But now they went back to their folk, and the Carline followed them in a little while.
The other men laughed, but the Carline answered them nought.
But however that might be, the Carline and the Maiden never saw Brookside again.
- 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
Word Origin for carline
- mainly Scot an old woman, hag, or witch
- a variant of carling