Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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MASCORN, n. Also mash(y)-corns (Uls. 1880 Patterson Gl.). The silver-weed, Potentilla anserina, or its edible root (Ayr. 1811 W. Aiton Agric. Ayr. 675; Mry. 1839 G. Gordon Flora Mry. 17, 1900 R. Thomson Nat. Hist. Highl. Par. 282).

[A reduced form of mars(h) + corn. Cf. moss-corn, id., s.v. Moss.]

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