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Quhit(e) wyn(e. Also: quhyt(e, qwyt, quhytt, quhyit, qhuit; wheat and vyne. [ME and e.m.E. white wyn (Piers Plowman), whyte wyne (c1430). Cf. med. L. vinum album (1187), F. vin blanc.] White wine.For further examples see Claret n. c1425 Liber Calchou 451.
Bot gif thou may get qwyt wyn of the Reyn it is beter than rede wyn
1456 Hay I 78/34.
The tane lufis quhite wyne the tothir rede
1508 Aberd. B. Rec. I xxi.
Ane ½ galloune of quhit wyne, price ii s.
1544 Edinb. B. Rec. II 115.
That … thair be na clarett nor quhyte wyne … sawld darrer than xvj d. the pynt
1562 Dumfries B. Ct. fol. 166.
[He] maid his coumpt of the avantage of the quhytt wyne
1572–3 Canongate Ct. Bk. 448.
Threttie pundis … in compleit payment of ane tun of quhite wyne
1581 Hamilton Cath. Tr. in 1573-1600 Cath. Tr. (S.T.S.) 91/6.
He fand the claret mixt vith quhyt vyne sa confortable for his stomack … that [etc.]
1586 St. A. Test. II 63.
For ane point of quhite wyne iiij s. vj d.
1590 Black Bk. Taymouth 309.
Off quhyit wyne, i poncioun
1590 Thanes of Cawdor 196.
Ane flacat of qhuit wyne
1597 Crim. Trials II 27.
Scho … bad her tak brwme and cammamyle and seith in quhyte vyne and gif it to the seik woman
1634 Dumbarton B. Rec. 44.
Nae mair bot ae ventnar to ryn quhyt wyn
1664 Household Bks. Archb. Sharp in Misc. Maitl. C. II 520.
Wheat wyne

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