or carlin noun Etymology: Middle English kerling, from Old Norse, from karl man Date: 14th century chiefly Scottish woman; especially an old woman

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  • carline — [ karlin ] n. f. • 1545; provenç. carlino ou esp. carlina, du catalan ou de l esp. cardina « jachère », soit it. carlina d un dér. de cardo ♦ Plante sauvage à feuilles épineuses (composées), à grandes fleurs entourées de bractées vertes ou… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Carline — Car line, Carling Car ling . [Cf. F. carlingur, Sp. Pg., & It. carlinga.] (Naut.) A short timber running lengthwise of a ship, from one transverse desk beam to another; also, one of the cross timbers that strengthen a hath; usually in pl. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Carline — Car line, Caroline Car o*line, n. [F. carin; cf. It. carlino; so called from Carlo (Charles) VI. of Naples.] A silver coin once current in some parts of Italy, worth about seven cents. Simmonds. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • carline — Carline, Sorte d herbe, Crocodilium …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • carline — or carlin [kär′lin, ker′lin] n. [ON kerling, wife, old woman < karl, a man + fem. suffix] Scot. 1. a woman, esp. an old woman 2. a hag; witch …   English World dictionary

  • Carline — Carlina …   Wikipédia en Français

  • carline — noun /ˈkɑːlɪn/ a) Carline thistle. b) A woman; a hag or witch. Syn: woman, hag, witch …   Wiktionary

  • carline — (kar li n ) s. f. Terme de botanique. Plante bisannuelle (carlina vulgaris, L.) dont la racine a été employée comme sudorifique. HISTORIQUE    XVIe s. •   Carline, ce nom vient du roy Charles magne, parce que de ceste herbe son exercite fut gueri …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • carline — I. /ˈkalaɪn/ (say kahluyn) noun a biennial composite plant, Carlina vulgaris. Also, carline thistle. {Medieval Latin carlina; telescoping of Carolina, adjectival form of Carolus Charles, i.e. Charlemagne} II. /ˈkalən/ (say kahluhn) noun Chiefly… …   Australian English dictionary

  • carline — /kahr lin, ker /, n. Chiefly Scot. 1. an old woman. 2. a hag; witch. Also, carlin. [1350 1400; ME (north) kerling < ON: old woman, equiv. to kerl (mutated var. of karl man) + ing ING1] * * * …   Universalium

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