Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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CRONY, CRONIE, n. A potato. Dmf. 1801 A. Clark Poems 36:
. . . they wad join a meal wi' me An' pick a cronie.

Hence crony-hill, a potato-field (Dmf. 1808 Jam.).

[Jam. says: “it seems to be a cant term.”]

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