From a Vulgar Latin or Late Latin root *peducellus, itself either from peduculus (“louse”), diminutive of Latin pedis, or a variant of pedicellus (“small louse”) through analogy with or influence from peduculus. Compare Italian pedicello.
păducel m (plural păducei)
- hawthorn (especially Crataegus monogyna or Crataegus oxyacantha)
- harvest mite
- (popular) mange on a sheep
- (popular) skin problem involving boils and itchiness, especially on the heels