Found 1 items, similar to welch.
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, a. [AS. w[ae]lisc, welisc, from wealh a stranger,
foreigner, not of Saxon origin, a Welshman, a Celt, Gael;
akin to OHG. walh, whence G. w["a]lsch or welsch, Celtic,
Welsh, Italian, French, Foreign, strange, OHG. walhisc; from
the name of a Celtic tribe. See Walnut
Of or pertaining to Wales, or its inhabitants. [Sometimes
written also Welch
, a fine kind of flannel made from the fleece
of the flocks of the Welsh mountains, and largely
manufactured by hand.
, or Welsh hook
, a weapon of war used in
former times by the Welsh, commonly regarded as a kind of
poleax. --Fairholt. --Craig.
(O. Eng. Law), a species of mortgage, being
a conveyance of an estate, redeemable at any time on
payment of the principal, with an understanding that the
profits in the mean time shall be received by the
mortgagee without account, in satisfaction of interest.
, a choice and delicate kind of mutton obtained
from a breed of small sheep in Wales.
(Bot.), a kind of onion (Allium fistulosum
having hollow inflated stalks and leaves, but scarcely any
bulb, a native of Siberia. It is said to have been
introduced from Germany, and is supposed to have derived
its name from the German term w["a]lsch foreign.
, hemp, or halters made from hemp. [Obs. &
Jocular] --J. Fletcher.
. See under Rabbit