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)

  1. Annual crops produced by cultivation. Emblements are treated as personal property.