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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Origin and Etymology of bawn
Irish Gaelic badhūn enclosure, bulwark, from Middle Irish bōdhūn, from bō cow + dūn enclosure, from Old Irish, castle, fortified town; akin to Old English cū cow
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