Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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FLUKRA, n. Also flukkra, flokra; fluchra, flughra (Jam.). Snow falling in large flakes (Sh. 1825 Jam.; Sh.11 1952). Also used attrib. Sh. 1908 “Junda” Klingrahool 5:
As white as da flukkra snaw.

Hence flukret, flokrit, speckled with white, as a hen (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928); Sh.10 1952). Jak. gives Flukra as a pet-name for such a hen. Sh. 1937 J. Nicolson Yarns 96:
Lowrie Glowrie o' da Glen, Stöl his midder's flokrit hen.

[Cf. Faer. flykra, snowflake, Dan. flokk, id.]

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