Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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NAPPLE, n. The tuberous vetch, heath pea, Lathyrus montanus, or its root.

Comb. nappleroot, id. Cf. Knapparts. Kcb. 1789  D. Davidson Seasons 44:
The pied napple rankly grows.
Gall. 1824  MacTaggart Gallov. Encycl. 115:
Hinnie suckles, bluidy fingers, Napple roots, and nettle stingers.

[Knap, n.1, knob, lump, + dim. ending -le.]

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