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alteration of earlier sheldapple, probably from obsolete English sheld particolored, variegated + dapple; akin to Middle Dutch schillede particolored, variegated
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“Shellapple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shellapple. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.
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