One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Adorned.‘a Christmas pudding bedight with holly’
- ‘He would wear no clothe but of scarlet and fur, and all his weapons were bedight with gold.’
- ‘This very mare I rode - my bay, best of my horses, had laid upon her back a crimson cloth bedight with patterns worked in blue.’
- ‘In half a minute Mrs Cratchit entered, flushed, but smiling proudly; with the pudding, like a speckled cannon-ball, so hard and firm, blazing in half-a-quartern of ignited brandy, and bedight with Christmas holly stuck into the top.’
Late Middle English: past participle of archaic bedight ‘equip, array’ (see be-, dight).
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