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Tulip

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The turban plant; Persian, thoulybʹ (thoulyban, a turban), by which name the flower is called in Persia.

My tulip. A term of endearment to animals, as “Gee up, my tulip!” or “Kim up, my tulip!” Perhaps a pun suggested by the word tool. A donkey is a costermonger’s tool.

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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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