a male given name: from the old English word meaning “noble.”.
(in the British Isles) a nobleman ranking below a marquess and above a viscount Female equivalent countess
(in Anglo-Saxon England) a royal governor of any of the large divisions of the kingdom, such as Wessex
Old English eorl “brave man, warrior, leader, chief” (contrasted with ceorl “churl”), from Proto-Germanic *erlo-z, of uncertain origin.
In Anglo-Saxon poetry, “a warrior, a brave man;” in later Old English, “nobleman,” especially a Danish under-king (equivalent of cognate Old Norse jarl), then one of the viceroys under the Danish dynasty in England. After 1066 adopted as the equivalent of Latin comes (see count (n.)).
noun 1. any of several slender iguanid lizards of the genus Holbrookia, of the western U.S. and Mexico, that have no external ear opening.
noun 1. any seal of the family Phocidae, comprising seals that lack external ears and that use the hind flippers for swimming: land locomotion is accomplished by wriggling and by propelling with the front flippers. noun 1. any seal of the pinniped family Phocidae, typically having rudimentary hind limbs, no external earflaps, and a body […]
- Earl grey
noun 1. a variety of China tea flavoured with oil of bergamot
- Earl grey tea
noun a blend of Indian and Sri Lankan black teas flavored by oil of bergamot Word Origin for Charles Grey, an earl and prime minister to King William IV in the early 19th century, who got the recipe from a Chinese mandarin friend Usage Note cooking