fleerish

noun

flee·​rish
ˈflērish
plural -es
Scottish

Word History

Etymology

alteration (influenced by flint) of earlier Scots furisine, probably from (assumed) Middle English (Scots) furisen, probably from Middle Low German vūrīsern, from vūr fire + īsern iron; akin to Old High German fiur fire and to Old High German īsan, īsarn iron

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“Fleerish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fleerish. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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