prêle

noun
\ ˈprel\
plural -s

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History and Etymology for prêle

French, alteration (resulting from incorrect division of l'aprêle) of (assumed) earlier aprêle, from Old French asprele, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin asperella (whence Italian asprella, sprella), from Latin asper rough + -ella

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