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Carex vesicaria L blister sedge
2012-06-18 07:24:21

Symbol: CAVE6 Group: Monocot Family: Cyperaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    N CAN    N SPM    N Synonyms:   CAIN37 Carex inflata Huds.     CAMO24 Carex monile Tuck.     CARA14 Carex raeana Boott     CAVED Carex vesicaria L. var. distenta Fr.   blister sedge...

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mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.