Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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GASKIN, n. Also gasken, gascoigne. In comb. green-gaskin, the name of a variety of rough green gooseberry (Sc. 1825 Jam., 1900 E.D.D.). Sc. 1791  Mrs Frazer Cookery 195:
Another way to do a pint of Green Gaskens.
Sc. 1814  J. Sinclair Agric. Scot. II. 124.:
The kinds of gooseberries preferred are not very numerous. . . . Among these may be particularly mentioned the Scotch Red, the Preserving, the Green Gascoigne.
Fif. 1864  W. D. Latto T. Bodkin xxix.:
He fought lang to gar us promise to gang up the length o' Perth durin' the berry sizzen, an' get a real blaw-oot o' his green-gaskins.

[Obs. forms of Gascon.]

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