risp

1 of 2

verb

ˈrisp
Scottish

risp

2 of 2

noun

"
plural -s
dialectal, chiefly England
: a stem or stalk of a plant

Word History

Etymology

Verb

Middle English rispen, from Old Norse rispa to scratch; akin to German rispeln to scrape together, Low German rispe hackle, and perhaps to Norwegian ripa to scratch

Noun

origin unknown

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“Risp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/risp. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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