Definition of Paigle

1. Noun. Eurasian primrose with yellow flowers clustered in a one-sided umbel.

Exact synonyms: Oxlip, Primula Elatior
Generic synonyms: Primrose, Primula



2. Noun. Early spring flower common in British isles having fragrant yellow or sometimes purple flowers.
Exact synonyms: Cowslip, Primula Veris
Generic synonyms: Primrose, Primula

Definition of Paigle

1. n. A species of Primula, either the cowslip or the primrose.

Definition of Paigle

1. the cowslip [n -S] - See also: cowslip

Medical Definition of Paigle

1. A species of Primula, either the cowslip or the primrose. Alternative forms: pagle, pagil, peagle, and pygil. Origin: Etymol. Uncertain. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Paigle

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pahlavis
pahoehoe
pahoehoes
pahoihoi
pahs
pahutes
paid
paid-up
paid for
paid vacation
paideutics
paidle
paidles
paidology
paigle (current term)
paigles
paijama
paijamas
paik
paiked
paiking
paiks
pail
pailful
pailfuls
paillard
paillards

Literary usage of Paigle

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1. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1891)
"This is the plant to which the English naine primrose specially l>elongs. Akin to it is the Cowslip (qv), or paigle (f, veris), and perhaps still more ..."

2. A Dictionary of English Plant-names by James Britten, Robert Holland (1886)
"This derivation would make out paigle to mean a spangle.' Mr. Skeat says further, ... It is possible this may be the derivation and the meaning of paigle. ..."

3. A Glossary of Words Used in East Anglia by Walter Rye, Robert Forby (1895)
"Trifling, ' peddling.' ' My small padling debts.' Will of James Poley of Little Hedingham, yeoman, 1679 [CD]. Page. The lad attending on a shepherd. paigle. ..."

4. A General Dictionary of Provincialisms by William Holloway (1840)
"(To paddle is to play with water or any other liquid ; to tipple is to take too much liquor.) PAGE, ยป. A lad attending on a shepherd. Norf. paigle, s. ..."

5. Publications by English Dialect Society (1896)
"Page. The lad attending on a shepherd. paigle. A cowslip. The flowers are dried by some rustic simplers, and an infusion of them, under the name of ..."

6. The Vocabulary of East Anglia: An Attempt to Record the Vulgar Tongue of the by Robert Forby (1830)
"Certainly it has that effect; and so, in different cases, has paigle,wine, which is by far ... The word "paigle'' is, in Suffolk, applied to the crowfoot, ..."

7. Archaeologia Cantiana by Kent Archaeological Society (1874)
"[" Yellow as a paigle" is common in Essex and Cambs. Ray (ed. 1768, p. 277) gives "as blake (ie bleak, pale) as a paigle" as a Northern proverb. ..."

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