1) Possibly spellings of amyl; that is starch, finest flour (OED).

In 1581 the inventory of Brian Pagam of North Anston had items in the kitchen such as malt, pease and owtes, together with one meate [met] of Ameall. The other example that I have noted is in a contemporary commonplace book where it is one of several ingredients in a concoction for the Scowringe for a cocke, called bread by the writer: c.1590 the third weeke halfe wheate and halfe Amel, Almondbury. Amelcorn was apparently a kind of inferior wheat.

spellings amel
places Almondbury
dates 1590

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