Definition of Hordock

1. n. An unidentified plant mentioned by Shakespeare, perhaps equivalent to burdock.



Definition of Hordock

1. Noun. (nonce) A plant, possibly burdock. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hordock

1. hardoke [n -S] - See also: hardoke

Medical Definition of Hordock

1. An unidentified plant mentioned by Shakespeare, perhaps equivalent to burdock. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Hordock Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Hordock Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hordock

horded
hordeic
hordeic acid
hordein
hordeins
hordeivirus group
hordelike
hordenine
hordeola
hordeolum
hordeolum externum
hordeolum internum
hordeolum meibomianum
hordes
hording
hordock (current term)
hordocks
hore
horehound
horehounds
hori
horilka
horis
horison
horizonal
horizonless
horizons
horizontal
horizontal atrophy

Literary usage of Hordock

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"Hardock, hordock, the corn-bluebottle ; Centaurea cyanus. ... hordock ; see Hardock. Hornblende, a mineral. (G.) Named from its horn-like cleavage and ..."

2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1886)
"... L. (2) Medicago lupulina, L., is the species sold by seedsmen under this name. Hopes. Matthiola incana, E. Br. (gardens).—Norf. hordock. See Hardock. ..."

3. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1881)
"hordock. A plant mentioned in some early ltd. editions of King Lear. HÖRE, (l) Whoredom; adultery. .Syth the tyme that Cryst Jhe»u, Thorough hy»grace and ..."

4. The Gentleman's Magazine (1891)
"... hordock, burdock, we are met by the fact of the main difference between them being that the changes are rune; upon the vowel in the first syllable of ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Hordock

Search for Hordock on Dictionary.com!Search for Hordock on Thesaurus.com!Search for Hordock on Google!Search for Hordock on Wikipedia!

Search