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Group No. 251


X. Humor

Group No.

X1400 – X1499

Group name

Lies about plants, fruits, vegetables, and trees


X1400. Lies about plants, fruits, vegetables, and trees.
X1401. Lie: the great vegetable.
X1401.1. Lie: animals live inside great vegetable, usually feeding from it. Ireland, U.S.: *Baughman.
X1401.2. Lie: harvesting great vegetable. Canada, U.S.: *Baughman.
X1401.3. Lie: hole from which great vegetable is removed. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1402. Lie about the fast-growing plants.
X1405. Lie: plants produce fruit in remarkably short time after planting. (Cf. F815.1, F811.13, F971.7.) U.S.: Baughman.
X1410. Lies about fruits. (Cf. X1402.1, X1405.)
X1411. Lie: the large fruit. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1411.1. Lie: the great melon. (First ed. X1024.2.) *BP II 516.
X1411.1.1. Lie: large watermelon. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1411.2. Lies about large pumpkins. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1411.3. Lie: large pumpkin vine. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1411.4. Lie: the great pear. (First ed. X1025.1.) Hdwb. d. MРґrchens I 256a n. 18.
X1420. Lies about vegetables.
X1423. Lies about cabbages. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1423.1. Lie: the great cabbage. (Usually matched by tale of great pot to put cabbage in.) (First ed. X1024.1.) *Type 1960D; *Wesselski Hodscha Nasreddin II 220 No. 454; Italian Novella: Rotunda.
X1424. The great mushroom. (First ed. X1024.3.) Type 852; *BP II 516.
X1431. Lies about turnips. Type 1920A.
X1431.1. Lies about big turnips. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1435. Lies about potatoes. U.S.: Baughman.
X1435.1. Lie: large potatoes. Canada, U.S.: *Baughman.
X1450. Lies about field crops.
X1455. Lies about corn (maise).
X1455.1. Lie: remarkable cornstalks. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1455.2. Lie: remarkable yield of corn. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1470. Lies about trees.
X1471. Lies about large trees. (Cf. F811.14.) U.S.: *Baughman.
X1472. Lie: tree bears unusual fruit.
X1472.1. Lie: pancakes growing on lime-tree. (First ed. X961.27.) Type 1930; BP III 244ff.
X1480. Lies about flowers.
X1481. Lie: remarkable lilies. U.S.: Baughman.
X1490. Lie: miscellaneous plant motifs. U.S.: *Baughman.
X1495. Lie: man raises eggs from eggplant. U.S.: *Baughman.

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