\ˈbȯn \
plural -s

Definition of bawn 

: an enclosure usually of mud or stone walls about a farmhouse or castle in Ireland: such as

a : the fortified court of a castle

b : a fold for livestock, especially cattle

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History and Etymology for bawn

Irish Gaelic badhūn enclosure, bulwark, from Middle Irish bōdhūn, from cow + dūn enclosure, from Old Irish, castle, fortified town; akin to Old English cow

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