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First published 1968 (SND Vol. VII).
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RECKLESS, n. Also raikless (Clc. 1886 B. & H. Plant Names 399). The auricula, Primula auricula. Also in Eng. dial.Rxb. 1876 Science-Gossip 39:
It may interest your correspondent to know that Reckless is the common name for the auricula in several localities on the eastern borders.

[A corruption of the pl. form auriculas.]

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