emblement

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

1485, from Old French emblayement, emblaiment (harvest, crop), from emblaer, emblaier, emblader (French emblaver, to sow with grain), from Medieval Latin imblādāre (to sow with grain), from im- + blādum (French blé, grain), from Frankish *blād (produce), from Proto-Germanic *blēdaz, *blēdō (flower, leaf), from Proto-Indo-European *bhlēdh-, *bhlō(w)-, *bhol- (to flower; leaf). Cognate with Old High German blāt (flower, blossom, prosperity), Middle Dutch blaad (leaf), Old English blǣd (shoot, flower, fruit, harvest, wealth). More at bloom.

Noun[edit]

emblement (plural emblements)

  1. Annual crops produced by cultivation. Emblements are treated as personal property.