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The OED speculates that this originated with Cockeram (1623?) misreading acerose ("chaffy"). This was then apparently picked up by Minsheu, whose ambiguous phrasing led it to be interpreted as a noun by some later copyists. Does not appear to have had any actual uptake, anywhere, ever. -- Visviva 13:30, 19 September 2009 (UTC)

RFV failed, entry replaced with {{only in|{{in appendix|Words found only in dictionaries}}}}. —RuakhTALK 17:18, 3 January 2010 (UTC)