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  • n. The corn poppy, Papaver Rhoeas, the odour of which is said to cause headaches; headache.

Etymologies

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From Middle English heedwarke, hedewarke, from Old English hēafodwærc ("pain in the head, headache"), equivalent to head +‎ wark. Cognate with Danish hovedvark ("headache"), Swedish huvudvärk ("headache"), Icelandic höfuðverkur ("headache").

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