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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).

EASTER MAGIANT, n. comb. Common bistort, Polygonum Bistorta (ne.Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B. 120). Also found in n.Eng. dial.

[Easter prob. refers to the season at which this plant is eaten: the second element is uncertain.]

Easter Magiant n. comb.

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