One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In south-west England: a ford across a rhine. Now archaic and historical.
Late 15th century (in an earlier sense). From Anglo-Norman plungeon and Middle French plongeon a kind of diving bird from post-classical Latin plumbion-, plumbio, ultimately from classical Latin plumbum lead, perhaps via an unattested post-classical Latin verb *plumbiare to dive; compare -oon.
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