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 Melus’ina.Melyhalt (Lady). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Mélusines (3 syl.).
 
Gingerbread cakes bearing the impress of a beautiful woman “bien coiffée,” with a serpent’s tail; made by confectioners for the May fair in the neighbourhood of Lusignan, near Poitiers. The allusion is to the transformation of the fairy Melusi’na every Saturday. (See above.)   1
 


 Melus’ina.Melyhalt (Lady). 

 
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