Water-purpie

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Water-purpie (Scot.) brook-lime, a species of Veronica
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wæter; Dut. water, Ger. wasser; Gr. hydōr, L. udus, wet, unda, a wave, Sans. udan, water.

Usage

In literature:

Cresses or water-purpie, and a bit ait-cake, can serve the Master for breakfast as weel as Caleb.
"Bride of Lammermoor" by Sir Walter Scott
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