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nounEnglish Regional, South-Western
Any of several wild flowers; specifically the bluebell or wild hyacinth, Hyacinthoides non-scripta. Also "gramfer greygle". Chiefly in plural.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Barnes (1801–1886), poet and philologist. Origin uncertain. The first element apparently shows grey.
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