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GenderMasculine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.dahr-NEL
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Meaning & History

From a surname, possibly derived from Old French darnel, a type of grass. Alternatively it may be derived from Old English derne "hidden" and halh "nook".

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athletes, currently out of the US top 1000, flora, House of Cards US characters, nature, plants, surnames, uncertain etymology
Entry updated July 2, 2008   Contribute