gilloflower

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gilloflower (plural gilloflowers)

  1. Alternative spelling of gillyflower
    • 1640, John Parkinson, Theatrum Botanicum: The Theater of Plants, chapter 72 “Leucoium. Stocke Gilloflowers”, page 622:
      I will alſo diſtinguiſh and ſeparate them, entreating in the next Chapter of thoſe that beare yellow flowers and greene leaves, which is the diſtinction betweene a Wallflower and a Gilloflower, yet I will here give you the figure of the ſingle garden Stocke Gilloflowers.