favel
favel \fa"vel\ (f[=a]"v[e^]l), a. [OF. fauvel, favel, dim. of F. fauve; of German oigin. See {Fallow}, a.] Yellow; fallow; dun. [Obs.] --Wright. [1913 Webster]

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