carling

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse karling, feminine of karl (carl).

Noun[edit]

carling (plural carlings)

  1. (nautical) A piece of squared timber fitted fore-and-aft between the deck beams of a wooden ship to provide support for the deck planking.
  2. Alternative form of carlin (old woman)

Etymology 2[edit]

From care +‎ -ling (synchronically), being connected to the custom of serving these peas to the poor on Care Sunday, called also Carling Sunday after the peas.

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Noun[edit]

carling (plural carlings)

  1. A cultivar of field pea or maple pea, dried, soaked, boiled, then fried.

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References[edit]

  • Weaver, William Woys (2013-09-10), “Heirloom Pea Varieties”, in Mother Earth News[1]