Dell(?), n. [AS. del, akin to E. dale; cf. D. delle, del, low ground. See Dale.] 1. A small, retired valley; a ravine.
In dells and dales, concealed from human sight.Tickell.
2. A young woman; a wench.
Sweet doxies and dells.B. Jonson.
Del"la Crus"ca(?). A shortened form of Accademia della Crusca, an academy in Florence, Italy, founded in the 16th century, especially for conserving the purity of the Italian language.
The Accademia della Crusca (literally, academy of the bran or chaff) was so called in allusion to its chief object of bolting or purifying the national language.
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