Welsh mortgage
Welsh Welsh, a. [AS. w[ae]lisc, welisc, from wealh a stranger, foreigner, not of Saxon origin, a Welshman, a Celt, Gael; akin to OHG. walh, whence G. w["a]lsch or welsch, Celtic, Welsh, Italian, French, Foreign, strange, OHG. walhisc; from the name of a Celtic tribe. See {Walnut}.] Of or pertaining to Wales, or its inhabitants. [Sometimes written also {Welch}.] [1913 Webster]

{Welsh flannel}, a fine kind of flannel made from the fleece of the flocks of the Welsh mountains, and largely manufactured by hand.

{Welsh glaive}, or {Welsh hook}, a weapon of war used in former times by the Welsh, commonly regarded as a kind of poleax. --Fairholt. --Craig.

{Welsh mortgage} (O. Eng. Law), a species of mortgage, being a conveyance of an estate, redeemable at any time on payment of the principal, with an understanding that the profits in the mean time shall be received by the mortgagee without account, in satisfaction of interest. --Burrill.

{Welsh mutton}, a choice and delicate kind of mutton obtained from a breed of small sheep in Wales.

{Welsh onion} (Bot.), a kind of onion ({Allium fistulosum}) having hollow inflated stalks and leaves, but scarcely any bulb, a native of Siberia. It is said to have been introduced from Germany, and is supposed to have derived its name from the German term w["a]lsch foreign.

{Welsh parsley}, hemp, or halters made from hemp. [Obs. & Jocular] --J. Fletcher.

{Welsh rabbit}. See under {Rabbit}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Welsh mortgage — a special kind of mortgage, which has been used quite commonly in Ireland, under which the mortgagee takes possession of land as security for a loan. The mortgagee takes the rents and profits from the land in place of interest. The mortgagor has… …   Law dictionary

  • Welsh mortgage — See mortgage …   Black's law dictionary

  • welsh mortgage — noun Usage: usually capitalized W : an obsolete mortgage in which the mortgagee may keep the rents and profits of the estate in satisfaction of interest but cannot enforce payment of the principal and the mortgagor can redeem at any time by… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Welsh mortgage — A conveyance of land by way of giving security, similar to the vivum vadium. 36 Am J1st Mtg § 12. See vivum vadium …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Welsh — Welsh, a. [AS. w[ae]lisc, welisc, from wealh a stranger, foreigner, not of Saxon origin, a Welshman, a Celt, Gael; akin to OHG. walh, whence G. w[ a]lsch or welsch, Celtic, Welsh, Italian, French, Foreign, strange, OHG. walhisc; from the name of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Welsh flannel — Welsh Welsh, a. [AS. w[ae]lisc, welisc, from wealh a stranger, foreigner, not of Saxon origin, a Welshman, a Celt, Gael; akin to OHG. walh, whence G. w[ a]lsch or welsch, Celtic, Welsh, Italian, French, Foreign, strange, OHG. walhisc; from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Welsh glaive — Welsh Welsh, a. [AS. w[ae]lisc, welisc, from wealh a stranger, foreigner, not of Saxon origin, a Welshman, a Celt, Gael; akin to OHG. walh, whence G. w[ a]lsch or welsch, Celtic, Welsh, Italian, French, Foreign, strange, OHG. walhisc; from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Welsh hook — Welsh Welsh, a. [AS. w[ae]lisc, welisc, from wealh a stranger, foreigner, not of Saxon origin, a Welshman, a Celt, Gael; akin to OHG. walh, whence G. w[ a]lsch or welsch, Celtic, Welsh, Italian, French, Foreign, strange, OHG. walhisc; from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Welsh mutton — Welsh Welsh, a. [AS. w[ae]lisc, welisc, from wealh a stranger, foreigner, not of Saxon origin, a Welshman, a Celt, Gael; akin to OHG. walh, whence G. w[ a]lsch or welsch, Celtic, Welsh, Italian, French, Foreign, strange, OHG. walhisc; from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Welsh onion — Welsh Welsh, a. [AS. w[ae]lisc, welisc, from wealh a stranger, foreigner, not of Saxon origin, a Welshman, a Celt, Gael; akin to OHG. walh, whence G. w[ a]lsch or welsch, Celtic, Welsh, Italian, French, Foreign, strange, OHG. walhisc; from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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