skirret

[skir-it]

Origin of skirret

1300–50; Middle English skirwhite literally, pure white (skir < Old Norse skīrr clear, pure; cognate with Old English scīr); alteration, by folk etymology, of Middle French scherwitz, unexplained variant of Old French carvi caraway
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skirret

noun
  1. an umbelliferous Old World plant, Sium sisarum, cultivated in parts of Europe for its edible tuberous roots

Word Origin for skirret

C14 skirwhite, perhaps from obsolete skir bright (see sheer 1) + white
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