The reflection of British wildflowers in emotions.
Quinsy Wort. Quarrelsome.
Growing on sun-warmed slopes and gry grasslands, this British native quinsy is not a common species. At one time Asperula cynanchia was used in herb medicine to treat quinsy, hence it's common name. The condition of Quinsy is a complication of tonsillitis where a collection of pus develops between the back of one of the tonsils and the wall of the throat. Hard to know if the remedy worked on this serious condition. So many infections caused death back in the olden days.
Like the uncommon native quinsy, the word quarrelsome isn't in use much these days. For reference, I found these Bible quotes about a quarrelsome wife: "It is better to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife." "A continual dripping on a rainy day and a quarrelsome wife are alike;" "It is better to live in a desert land than with a quarrelsome and fretful woman."
The word isn't linked to men. Perhaps all men were perfect husbands back then. Or maybe males weren't criticized. Quotes for husband of the same bent: "Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach ..." "What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you?"
There's a chance that the quarrelsome wife will neglect the bigger picture.
Proverb: Penny wise and pound foolish.