Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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ΒΆPOLDACH, n. A stretch of flat marshy ground by the side of a river, a Haugh (Ags. 1808 Jam.).

[Phs. from a place-name of Gael. orig., now disappeared. ? Gael. pol, a pool, + dauch, Davach, q.v.]

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