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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Ingon(e, n. Also: ingown, ingoin. [Later varr. of ingeo(u)n, Ingȝo(u)n n. Cf. the mod. dial. ingan, etc.] An onion. — 15.. Aberd. B. Rec. MS. XVI (J).
Requirit to tak out the ingownis quhilk ves in the schip in point of tynsale
1613 Wedderb. Compt Bk. 238.
Fyve hundreth barrellis of ingonis
1648 Glasgow B. Rec. II. 146.
Sybous or ingons
1650 Edinb. Test. LXV. 130 b.
For fraught of ingones

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