noun \ˈn\

Definition of AWN

:  one of the slender bristles that terminate the glumes of the spikelet in some cereal and other grasses
awned \ˈnd\ adjective
awn·less \ˈn-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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