Origin: altered by folk etym. < earlier yelambre < OE geolu, yellow + amore, a kind of bird, akin to OHG amaro, emmer, a kind of finch that fed on emmer
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Origin: By folk etymology from earlier yelambre
Origin: , perhaps from Middle English *yelwambre
Origin: : yelow, yellow; see yellow
Origin: + Old English amore, a kind of bird.
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