(obsolete) Impurities separated from spices, drugs, etc.; garblings.
Origin of Garble
Middle English garbelen to inspect and remove refuse from spices from Anglo-Norman garbeler to sift, and from Medieval Latin garbellāre both from Arabic ġarbala to select from ġirbāl sieve from Late Latin crībellum diminutive of Latin crībrum krei- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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