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First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII).
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SHICKEN, n. Also shiken, shukkin, schicken. Sh. forms of Eng. chicken (Sh. 1898 Shetland News (12 Feb.), 1916 J. Burgess Rasmie's Smaa Murr (Faebruary 17), 1918 T. Manson Peat Comm. 137, 1931 Shetland Times (14 March) 7); misprinted skiken (Sh. 1922 J. Inkster Mansie's Röd 109). Hence s(c)h ickenwir(t) (Sh. 1877 G. Stewart Fireside Tales 42, 1947 Sh. Folk-Bk. I. 85), shukkinwor (Cai. 1920), “chickenwort”, chickweed, Stellaria media. See S, letter, 6.

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"Shicken n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 22 Jun 2024 <>



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