cipe

cipe, f.n: an onion. (“chee-peh”)

onion

Image from the British Library. The illustration at the bottom of the page is labelled cepe domestica (onion). Note the similarity of Old English cipe to Latin cepa.

Manuscript: BL, Egerton 747, f. 29. Italian, between c. 1280 and c. 1310.

Tractatus de herbis (Herbal); De Simplici Medicina ; Circa instans; Antidotarium Nicolai.

Author: Bartholomaei Mini de Senis; Platearius; Nicolaus of Salerno.

Many thanks to @BLMedieval and @matguting for finding me a medieval onion!

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