Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
KNAPPARTS, n.pl. Also knap(p)ert(s), gnapperts, knapperty (Uls. 1886 B. & H. 351), naperty (Uls. 1880 Patterson Gl.). Rare in sing. The tuberous vetch, heath pea, Lathyrus montanus (n.Sc. 1808 Jam., Mry. 1839 G. Gordon Flora Mry. 22; Nai. 1892 Trans. Northern Assoc. I. v. 68, ne.Sc. 1960). Cf. Napple.
Abd. 1824 G. Smith Douglas 125:
A wee tate knapert's a' my meat, I pu'd amang the corn. ne.Sc. 1886 B. & H. 208:
Gnapperts. The tubers are much sought after by children, who steep them in water over-night, which water they drink in the morning with great gusto, and then devour the tubers.
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