Culverkey
Culverkey Cul"ver*key` (-k?`), n. 1. A bunch of the keys or samaras of the ash tree. --Wright. [1913 Webster]

2. An English meadow plant, perhaps the columbine or the bluebell squill ({Scilla nutans}). [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

A girl cropping culverkeys and cowslips to make garlands. --Walton. [1913 Webster]


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  • culverkey — cul·ver·key …   English syllables

  • culverkey — ˈkəlvə(r)ˌkē noun Etymology: culver (I) + key 1. dialect England : wood hyacinth 2. dialect England : cowslip 1a …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scilla nutans — Culverkey Cul ver*key ( k? ), n. 1. A bunch of the keys or samaras of the ash tree. Wright. [1913 Webster] 2. An English meadow plant, perhaps the columbine or the bluebell squill ({Scilla nutans}). [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A girl cropping… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Culver Key —    Tenement called le Culverkey near Billingsgate, 2 H. VI. 1423 (Cal. L. Bk. K. p. 20).    Mentioned in Registrum Episcopi Lond. (Strype, ed. 1720, I. ii. 166).    Not further identified …   Dictionary of London

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