houslek etymology

Middle English word houslek comes from English house, English leek

Detailed word origin of houslek

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
house English (eng) (US, dialect) A small stand of trees in a swamp.. (astrology) One of the twelve divisions of an astrological chart. [from 14thc.]. (cartomancy) The fourth Lenormand card.. (chess, now, rare) A square on a chessboard, regarded as the proper place of a piece. [from 16thc.]. (curling) The four concentric circles where points are scored on the ice. [from 19thc.]. (metaphorical) a place of rest [...]
leek English (eng) Any of several species of Allium, broadly resembling the domesticated plant in appearance in the wild.. The vegetable Allium ampeloprasum, of the lily family, having edible leaves and an onion-like bulb but with a milder flavour than the onion.
*hūslēac Old English (ang)
houslek Middle English (enm)