Montaigne was a Gascon, and Gasconisms adulterate the purity of his French.
So little was drunk in England that it was not worth while to adulterate it.
Used in salads, paints, &c.; also to adulterate oil of almonds.
But methinks he speaks with a spruce Attic accent of adulterate Spanish.
The florets of this yield a beautiful pink dye (see above), and are sometimes used to ...