Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology Cite this entry

BULWAND, BULWINT, BUILWAN, BULL-WAND, BULLIWAN, n. [′bʌlwənd, -wɪnt, ′bølwən, ′bʌlwɑn]

1. “The mugwort, Artemisia vulgaris” (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl.; 1914 Angus Gl.; Ork. 1808 Jam.; 1929 Marw.); the stalk of this plant (Cai.3 1931). Ork. 1920 1 :
The gairden wes a' full o bulwints.

2. “The ragwort, Senecio Jacobæa” (Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B., bull-wand).

3. “A bulrush, Typha latifolia” (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl.). Sh. 1912  G. Goudie in Old-Lore Misc., Ork., Sh., etc. V. i. 16:
A man came one night to the burn of Hogrow . . . in Kunningsburgh, and observed a number of Trows cutting bulwands.

4. “The common dock (Rumex). Chiefly applied to the tall stems of this plant” (Ork. 1929 Marw.); “the stalk of a dock, rumex crispus or r[umex] obtusifolius” (Cai. 1907 D. B. Nicolson in County of Cai. 67, bulliwan; Cai.7 1937). Cf. Bunewand, n., 2. Ork.(D) 1880  Dennison Orcad. Sk. Bk. 37:
At ither times dey wad gang weegaldie wagaldie fae side tae side like builwans i' a breeze.

[From bull, big (cf. bullfrog) + wand.]

You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.

"Bulwand n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 16 Dec 2017 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/bulwand>

4174

snd

Try an Advanced Search

Browse SND:

Browse Up
    Loading...
Browse Down

Share: