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    Cotton thistle (Onopordum acanthium L.), a flowering plant in the family Asteraceae. It is native to Europe and Western Asia from the Iberian Peninsula east to Kazakhstan, and north to central Scandinavia, and widely naturalised elsewhere. It is a vigorous biennial plant with coarse, cotton-like or white woolly hairs on the spiny leaves and conspicuous spiny-winged stems.

    "Ya et fan cami per on pases, sens que dexes res exut, lo trebol, lo poliol, lo albalat, y almoraduix. Ya lo mandastre oloros te fa la garlanda a nuchs, y perque no te la furten te la guarda el atzabuig." (Valencian lyric poem, 1614 A.D.) [3] SALCEDO Y LOAYZA, Domingo. Relación de la vida, muerte y milagros del V. Mos. Fr. Hieronimo Simón. Segorbe: Felipe Mey, 1614, Pages: 193-197, verses 47 & 48. Signature (BNE) 3/24515.

    Etymology: From the Visigothic word 'albalat', 'field or valley of thistles' [1] and originally derived from the Latin term 'albalatus' (contraction of the root 'alb-' and 'alatus': 'albus alatus') 'of white wing, white winged'. [2] At the dawn of the 17th century, 'albalat' was the phytonym in the Valencian language of this herbaceous species; it is documented with this name the land covered with thistles on the banks of the lower course of the river Turia [3] and the middle course of the river Palancia [1]. Likewise, the primitive heraldry of the noble Albalat lineage, located in the Eastern Strip of the Kingdom of Aragon in the late 12th century, a half flight of silver ('white wing') in azure field occurs in their coat of arms as heraldic figure [4], documented in 1172 [5]. During the 13th century, the Albalat lineage expanded throughout the Principality of Catalonia and the Kingdom of Valencia [6]; the common noun 'albalat', then, became a word composed of the adjective 'alb' ('white') [7] and the past participle 'alat' ('winged') both in the Catalan and Valencian languages. [1] TORRES FORNES, Cayetano. Sobre voces aragonesas usadas en Segorbe. Miguel Gimeno, Valencia, 1903, pages 218-219. | [2] GLEDHILL, D. The Names of Plants. 4a ed. Cambridge (UK): Cambridge University Press, 2008, p. 41. ISBN 978-0-521-86645-3 | [4] D'O RÍO MARTÍNEZ, Bizén. Diccionario De Heráldica Aragonesa. Zaragoza: Prames, 1998, p. 22. ISBN 978-84-8321-011-6 | [5] DURÁN GUDIOL, Antonio. Colección diplomática de la Catedral de Huesca. Vol. I. Zaragoza: Escuela de Estudios Medievales, 1965, p. 289. ISBN 978-84-00-00935-9 | [6] FEBRER, Jaume. Trobes de Mosen Jaume Febrér, caballer, en que tracta dels llinatges de la conquista de la ciutat de Valencia e son regne. Valencia: Imp. del Diari, 1796, p. 24 (troba 23) | [7] MEYER-LÜBKE, Wilhelm. “Els noms de lloc en el domini de la diòcesi d’Urgell”, Butlletí de Dialectologia Catalana, XI. Barcelona: Institut d'Estudis Catalans, 1923, pages 20-21.

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