1) A spelling of Mahomet, a false god or an image of one; an idol.

The term was associated by Protestants with Catholicism, specifically with images of saints brought into the church: 1596 folowed theire vanitie althe night in sekynge there Mawmet commonly called the Floure of thwell would nedes bringe the same on a barrow into the churche in prayer time ... with suche a noyse of pyping ... that the minister was constreyned to leave of reading of prayer, Alborough. Similarly, two Hunsingore men were accused in 1597 of bringing a Toie called the flower of the Well into the church.

spellings flower of the well
dates 1596 1597

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