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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II). Includes material from the 1976 supplement.
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CHOOP, Choup, n.1 Also chupe. The fruit of the wild briar, or dog-rose, Rosa canina, Eng. hip (Sc. 1886 B. and H. 103; Ayr., Dmf., Rxb. 1825 Jam.2; w.Dmf.7 1929; Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.). Also found in n.Eng. dial. [tʃup]Sc. 1820 Blackwood Mag. (Nov.) 201:
What was to be seen, d'ye think, — but a hale regiment o' guid aik cudgels, every ane o' them as like my ane as ae choup is like to another!
Dmf. 1877 R. W. Thom Poems (1883) 44:
An' it stan's oot as plain As choop on the briar bush, or corn on the straw.

Comb. choup-rose, the dog-rose.Dmf. 1822 Scots Mag. (Nov.) 585: 
Cheeks that might ha'e vied wi' the choup-rose.
Dmf. 1826 A. Cunningham Paul Jones II. iii.: 
As sweet as June's flrst wind on a bank of chupe-roses.

[Icel. hjupa (dial. kjupa), fruit in clusters (Torp); O.E. hēope, Mod.Eng. hip.]

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