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First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII).
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SHOLGIRSE, n. Also sjolgirs (Jak.). A plant of the genus Achillea, esp. the yarrow, Achillea millefolium, or sneezewort, Achillea ptarmica (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928), 1947 Shetland Folk Book I. 85).

[Ad. Norw. hjul, O.N. hjól, a wheel, + Girse, from the wheel-like arrangement of the inflorescence.]

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