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First published 1934 (SND Vol. I). Includes material from the 1976 supplement.
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BEELAN, n. “A stickleback or small trout” (Edb.2 1933).

[Prob. same as Beeran, q.v. For interchange of l and r cf. Gael. biorar and biolar, watercress (W.J.W.).]

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