Welsh

Definition of Welsh

a.1.Of or pertaining to Wales, or its inhabitants.
Welsh flannel
a fine kind of flannel made from the fleece of the flocks of the Welsh mountains, and largely manufactured by hand.
Welsh glaive
a weapon of war used in former times by the Welsh, commonly regarded as a kind of poleax.
Welsh mortgage
(O. Eng. Law) a species of mortgage, being a conveyance of an estate, redeemable at any time on payment of the principal, with an understanding that the profits in the mean time shall be received by the mortgagee without account, in satisfaction of interest.
- Fairholt.
Welsh mutton
a choice and delicate kind of mutton obtained from a breed of small sheep in Wales.
- Burrill.
Welsh onion
(Bot.) a kind of onion (Allium fistulosum) having hollow inflated stalks and leaves, but scarcely any bulb, a native of Siberia. It is said to have been introduced from Germany, and is supposed to have derived its name from the German term wälsch foreign.
Welsh parsley
hemp, or halters made from hemp.
Welsh rabbit
See under Rabbit.
- J. Fletcher.
n.1.The language of Wales, or of the Welsh people.
2.The natives or inhabitants of Wales.
v. t. & i.1.To cheat by avoiding payment of bets; - said esp. of an absconding bookmaker at a race track.

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