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lawn

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noun \ˈlȯn, ˈlän\

Definition of lawn

  1. 1 archaic :  an open space between woods :  glade

  2. 2 :  ground (as around a house or in a garden or park) that is covered with grass and is kept mowed

  3. 3 :  a relatively even layer of bacteria covering the surface of a culture medium

lawn or lawny play \ˈlȯ-nē, ˈlä-\ adjective


Origin of lawn

Middle English launde, from Anglo-French land, launde wood, unwooded field, of Celtic origin; akin to Middle Irish lann land — more at land


First Known Use: 14th century

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lawn

noun

Definition of lawn

  1. :  a fine sheer linen or cotton fabric of plain weave that is thinner than cambric

lawny adjective


Origin of lawn

Middle English lawne, laund, probably from Laon, France


First Known Use: 15th century

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lawn

play
noun \ˈlȯn, ˈlän\

Medical Definition of lawn

  1. :  a relatively even layer of bacteria covering the surface of a culture medium





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