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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 2001 (DOST Vol. IX).

Sperage, n. [Late ME and e.m.E. sperage (c1440), OF sperage (Godefroy), med. L. sparagus (a1250 in Latham), L. asparagus. Cf. Sperge n.] Asparagus. — 1500-1699 Herbarius Latinus Annot. cxxxi (Bot.).
Spargus, sperage

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