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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Lacrissye, Lagrace, Lacreische, n. [MDu. lacarisse, lacrisie. Cf. Alacreische and Licorus.] Sucur lacrissye, sukker lagrace, sucker lacreische, liquorice. — 1495 Halyb. 41.
2 li. saffron, cost 10 s. the li.;½ sucur lacrissye, cost 18 g[rot]is; 1 li. popillo, cost 6 g[rot]is; 1 li. sucur candy, cost 12 g[rot]is
1576 Edinb. Test. IV. 154 b.
xxviij vnce of sukker candie price xxvij s., … xx vnce of sukker lagrace price xxv s.
1586 Ib. XV. 122.
Ane buist with certane sucker lacreische

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