Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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LURGAN, n. Also luirkyan (Marw.). A great mass of something (Ork. 1929 Marw.), specif. of food, a surfeit (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl., Sh. 1962). [′lʌrgən, -kjən]

[Deriv. of Norw. lyrgja, a loosely cohering untidy mass. Cf. Lurgis.]

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