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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Allacant, Allagant, n. Also: allecant, alagant. [e.m.E. alycaunt (c 1500), allegaunte, etc., properly alicante, from Alicante in Spain.] A kind of wine. 1509 Rentale Dunkeld. fol. 75.
Duo quartos allacant, vij s.
1538 Treas. Acc. VII. 40.
For twa litill barrellis of allacant wyne … ; for the portage of the allecant wyne
a1578 Pitsc. I. 337/1.
Quhyte wyne and clairit, mallvesie, musticat and allacant [v.r. allagant]
1598–9 Misc. Spald. C. V. 70.
[Two] quartis allagant
1612 Bk. Rates 335.
Sackes, Canareis, … Bastards, Teynts, and Allacants
1690 Foulis Acc. Bk. 124.
Spent … at the alacant wine

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