Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • A name given in Scotland and in some parts of England to various species of lichens used in dyeing, distinguished as black, brown, white, etc., crottles.
  • Crumbs.
  • Dung; excrement, as of the sheep, goat, or hare.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural Scot. A name given to various lichens gathered for dyeing. See crottal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Scotland Various lichens gathered for dyeing.

Etymologies

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Gaelic.

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