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Sprout-kele

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The Saxon name for February. Kele is colewort, the great pot-wort of the ancient Saxons; the broth made thereof was also called kele. This important pottage herb begins to sprout in February. (Verstegan.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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