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plural baldmoneys

Definition of baldmoney

1 : any of several gentians (especially Gentiana amarella)
2 : spicknel

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First Known Use of baldmoney

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for baldmoney

by folk etymology from Middle English baldemoine, baldemonie

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“Baldmoney.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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