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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).
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Gein(e, Geane, n. [e.m.E. guyne (a 1533), F. guigne.] The wild cherry. Also gein-, geane-tree. — 1628 M. Works Acc. XXI. 7.
Ane draucht of ane geine trie
Ib. 18.
vj draucht of geane treis
1682 Urie Baron Ct. 96.
To set and plant … rountrie [or] geintrie
1690 Foulis Acc. Bk. 126.
Drink monie to Jon Burrell for geins

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