variants or less commonly tulchin
plural -s
: a stuffed calfskin used especially formerly to induce a cow to let down her milk
or tulchan bishop : one of the bishops appointed in the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Scotland in 1572 who consented to hand over the larger part of the revenues of their dioceses to the lay patrons who had obtained their appointment

Word History


Scottish Gaelic tulchan

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“Tulchan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tulchan. Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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