from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Probably a corruption either of charlock or hardock.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The name of some plant referred to by Shakspere and Drayton; perhaps an error for charlock (Brassica Sinapistrum), or for hardock, supposed to be the burdock (Arctium Lappa).


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