1) The regional word for ‘dock’, the plant best known as an antidote for nettle-stings.

1556 every tenth stowke of the barlie was marked with a dockan for the tith gatherer, Whitwell

1655 Katherine Earle struck him on the neck with a docken stalke, Rothwell.

spellings sourdock
dates 1556 1655

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