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Goatleaf Family

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Only one member of the Goatleaf family appears in Tolkien's works - [[Harry Goatleaf]], who at one time watched the [[West-gate of Bree]], but threw in his lot with [[Bill Ferny]] and [[Saruman]]'s thugs during the [[War of the Ring]].
 
Only one member of the Goatleaf family appears in Tolkien's works - [[Harry Goatleaf]], who at one time watched the [[West-gate of Bree]], but threw in his lot with [[Bill Ferny]] and [[Saruman]]'s thugs during the [[War of the Ring]].
  
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[[Category:Bree-men]]

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A family of the Men of Bree. As was typical among the Men of that region, the name comes from a plant. Its precise origins are uncertain, but it is perhaps linked to honeysuckle, whose French name, chèvrefeuille, not only means 'goat leaf', but gives its name to a medieval lay, and would therefore presumably have been familiar to Tolkien.

Only one member of the Goatleaf family appears in Tolkien's works - Harry Goatleaf, who at one time watched the West-gate of Bree, but threw in his lot with Bill Ferny and Saruman's thugs during the War of the Ring.