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awn

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noun \ˈȯn\

Definition of awn

  1. :  one of the slender bristles that terminate the glumes of the spikelet in some cereal and other grasses

awnedplay \ˈȯnd\ adjective
awnlessplay \ˈȯn-ləs\ adjective


Origin of awn

Middle English, from Old English agen, from Old Norse ǫgn; akin to Old High German agana awn, Old English ecg edge — more at edge


First Known Use: 12th century


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