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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Sprout-kele.
 
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.)   1
 


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