BHO

Dictionary of Traded Goods and Commodities, 1550-1820

By Nancy Cox and Karin Dannehl. A dictionary of nearly 4,000 terms found used in documents relating to trade and retail in early modern Britain. It represents part of a larger dataset produced by the Dictionary Project at the University of Wolverhampton, by whose kind permission it is reproduced here.

Originally published by University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, 2007.

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Table of contents

Title Page(s)
Introduction
Key to Sources
Bibliography
Abc - Acorus
Adatis - African mat
Agaric - Air gun
Alabaster - Alexandria plain
Alfany - Almond powder
Alnus combustus - Alum water
Amalgam - Amys iron
Anacard - Anvil
Apaveris - Apulia oil
Aqua - Aqua mirabilis
Aqua naphae - Aquatint
Arango - Artillery
Asafoetida - Asunosds
Auger - Azure blue
Baby - Baking tub
Balasore - Bandoleer
Bar skin - Barronet
Bashron - Basting ladle
Batavia arrack - Bays
Bears ears - Beer vinegar
Bejutapaut - Bezoar water
Bice - Bitter almond
Black - Black frame
Black ginger - Black oats
Black parchment - Black work
Blackamore linen - Blown lace
Blue - Blues
Board nail - Bone comb
Book candle - Boultings
Bouquet water - Boxwood
Brack hemp - Bridle head
Brigandine - Brushing board
Buck cloth - Buckwheat
Budge - Bundle flax
Bureau bedstead - Byrampaut
Cabbage - Calthorn
Camaca - Campaign trunk
Canada stove - Canvas
Cap band - Capraven
Caracca nut - Carduus water
Carmine - Cartouche box
Case ginger - Cayenne vinegar
Celandine - Cephalic snuff
Chain - Chandelier
Checker - Chypre
Cicer - Citron water
Clam - Club head
Coach harness - Cods head
Coffee - Coffin square
Colchester bays - Compound waters
Confectio alkermes - Corkscrew
Corn - Cornus
Corrupt - Costrel
Cotton - Cotton yarn
Coulter - Coxcomb purl
Crab - Crest tile
Crochet - Crust madder
Cucumber - Cutting screw
Cyperus - Cyprus water
Daffys elixir - Dawsons lozenges
Deadhead - Dew ball
Dia - Dialthaea
Diamargariton - Diapsinacon
Diaralistros - Distilled waters
Dog - Dogwood
Dolberline - Double gilt
Double girth - Doubles
Doublet - Dozens
Dr stephens water - Dresden tape
Dress - Dressing tub
Dried beef - Dry tub
Duck - Dutch collar
Dutch flax - Dutty
Dye tub - Dye tub
Ear - Easy chair
Eatables - Eaves lath
Ebony - Egypt tow
Elastic - Elm board
Embalming plaster - Empyreal stove
Enamel - Ens veneris
Epaulet - Eryngo root
Escutcheon - Estridge wool
Etruscan - Eyebright water
Face screen - Fancy dress
Feather band - Fernambuck
Ficus - Filings
Fillet - Fir mill
Fire arm - Fitch
Flame head - Flaxen yarn
Flemish eights - Flying grey
Foalfoot - Fox trap
Frailing cord - Frocking
Fullers earth - Fustian
Gaiking powder - Gauntlet
Gear - Genoway buttons
Gent - Genuine
German - Germany linen