Goatleaf Family

From Tolkien Gateway

The Goatleaf Family was a family of the Men of Bree.[1] As was typical among the Men of that region, the name comes from a plant.

Harry Goatleaf 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.[2]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

It is linked to honeysuckle or woodbine. Its French name, chèvrefeuille is also a medieval lay, and would therefore presumably have been familiar to Tolkien.[3]