Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology Cite this entry

COCKALOORIE, Kockaloorie, Cockieloorie, Kokkeluri, n. The daisy, Bellis perennis; “sometimes called ‘de piri (the little) kokkeluri' in contrast to ‘de mukkel (the big) kokkeluri,' ox-eye daisy (Chrysanthemum Leucanthemum)” (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928)). Confined to Shet. [′kɔkə′luri] Sh.(D) 1877  G. Stewart Sh. Fireside Tales (1892) 245:
Twa bonnie red cheeks, as pure as da under side o' a cockieloorie.
Sh.(D) 1891  J. J. H. Burgess Rasmie's Büddie 71:
An sün her peerie winkie haands O cockaloories bricht wis fu.
Sh.(D) 1931  Saga in Shet. Times (14 March) 7:
See ye yun muckle rig ower yundir, . . . wi da Scots aits growin athin him and da kockaloories at da fit o'm.

[For first element, cf. Norw. kokul, cluster, Sw. dial. kokkel, lump, cogn. Norw. kongul, cluster of berries, etc., kongla, fir-cone (Torp). For second element, see note to Crabalurie.]

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

"Cockaloorie n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 18 Jan 2018 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/cockaloorie>

5910

snd

Try an Advanced Search

Browse SND:

Browse Up
    Loading...
Browse Down

Share: