1) A dialect word applied to a variety of plants, such as the dog-rose.

Wright has Yorkshire examples from 1684 and 1788. The unpublished account books of a doctor called Henry Power mention dyeing yellow with Catwhinns in 1654-5 and Canon Atkinson comments on a land lying in a place called the Cattwhinns in 1723, in Newton in Cleveland.

dates 1723

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