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14th century, in the meaning defined above
Middle English vernicle, borrowed from Anglo-French, alteration of Middle French veronique, veronicle, borrowed from Medieval Latin verōnica — more at veronica entry 2
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“Vernicle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vernicle. Accessed 29 May. 2020.
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