skep

[ skep ]

noun
  1. a round farm basket of wicker or wood.

  2. Also skepful. the amount contained in a skep.

  1. a beehive, especially of straw.

Origin of skep

1
before 1100; Middle English skeppe,late Old English sceppe<Old Norse skeppa half-bushel; akin to German Scheffel

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skep

/ (skɛp) /


noun
  1. a beehive, esp one constructed of straw

  2. mainly dialect a large basket of wickerwork or straw

Origin of skep

1
Old English sceppe, from Old Norse skeppa bushel; related to Old High German sceffil bushel

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