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shillelagh

or shil路la路la, shil路la路lah, shil路le路lah

[ shuh-ley-lee, -luh ]
/ 蕛蓹藞le瑟 li, -l蓹 /
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noun (esp. in Ireland)
a cudgel, traditionally of blackthorn or oak.
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Origin of shillelagh

First recorded in 1670鈥80, shillelagh is from Irish S铆ol 脡iligh, the name of a town in County Wicklow; the adjoining forest provided wood for the clubs

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British Dictionary definitions for shillelagh

shillelagh

shillala

/ (蕛蓹藞le瑟l蓹, -l瑟, Irish 蕛瑟藞le藧l蓹) /

noun
(in Ireland) a stout club or cudgel, esp one made of oak or blackthorn

Word Origin for shillelagh

C18: from Irish Gaelic sail cudgel + 茅ille leash, thong
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