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First published 1965 (SND Vol. VI). Includes material from the 1976 supplement.

MILSPAGERUN, n. A species of cress, ? the common water-cress, Nasturtium officinale. Identified by Sh.12 as lady's mantle, Alchemilla vulgaris.Sh. 1931 J. Nicolson Tales 103:
A species of cress, the dialect name for which was “milspagerun”, was used as a remedy for severe burns or scalds. Only the roots were used. These were boiled and a paste made by the addition of lard. The preparation was highly spoken of for its healing properties.

[Orig. obscure.]

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