A botanical plant name author abbreviation for botanist Antonio Baldacci (1867-1950).
Other Word Forms of Bald
Origin of Bald
From Middle English balled (“bald”), from ball (“white spot, blaze”) (+ -ed), from Old English *bala (“white patch, blaze”), from Proto-Germanic *balô (“flame”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰel- (“light, bright”). Cognate with Danish bældet (“bald”), Gothic - (bala-, “shining, grey (of body)”), Old English bǣl (“fire, flame; funeral pyre”). Cognate with Albanian balë (“white spot on the forehead”) and ball (“forehead”).
Middle English balled probably from bal ball ball1
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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