Other Word Forms of Orchil
Origin of Orchil
Middle English orchell ultimately from Old Catalan orxella from Andalusian dialectal Arabic ’urjālla of Mozarabic origin ultimately from Latin ōricilla a little ear (probably from the resemblance of the lichens to growths on the fetlocks of mules, somewhat resembling little ears) diminutive of auris ear auricle
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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