[Ads-l] "uliginose", adj. (watery), postdates c1440

Chris Waigl chris at LASCRIBE.NET
Wed Feb 8 03:22:25 EST 2017


Mhhh, Vaccinium uliginosum, the bog blueberry -- out of the four (or so)
species of wild Alaska blueberries the one most plentiful in my general
neighborhood. This one, and Vaccinium angustifolium, the dwarf
huckleberry. My freezer has a few buckets full of them.

(Oops, sorry, don't pay attention...)


On 2/7/17 1:40 PM, Joel Berson wrote:
> "Our Towns that suffered most, were 1st the fishing towns Marblehead Kittery &c 2d Uliginose or Ferry Towns that lie near great River Ponds Swamps or Woodlands, Newburg Hampton-falls &c ..."
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> William Douglass, letter to Cadwallader Colden, 12 November 1739.
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> Collections of the New-York Historical Society for the Year 1918, Vol. 51 (The Letters and Papers of Cadwallader Colden, Vol. II, 1730--1742), 196--197.
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> Postdates "uliginose, adj.", sense 1, --c1440.
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> Joel
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