1485, from Old French emblayement, emblaiment (“harvest, crop”), from emblaer, emblaier, emblader (French emblaver, “to sow with grain”), from Medieval Latin imblādāre (“to sow with grain”), from im- + blādum (French blé, “grain”), from Frankish *blād (“produce”), from Proto-Germanic *blēdaz, *blēdō (“flower, leaf”), from Proto-Indo-European *bhlēdh-, *bhlō(w)-, *bhol- (“to flower; leaf”). Cognate with Old High German blāt (“flower, blossom, prosperity”), Middle Dutch blaad (“leaf”), Old English blǣd (“shoot, flower, fruit, harvest, wealth”). More at bloom.
emblement (plural emblements)
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