Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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BEELAN, n. “A stickleback or small trout” (Edb.2 1933).

[Prob. same as Beeran, q.v. For interchange of l and r cf. Gael. biorar and biolar, watercress (W.J.W.), and Sc. Bedlar and Bedral.]

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"Beelan n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 16 Feb 2019 <>



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