bawn

noun \ ˈbȯn \

Definition of bawn

plural -s
: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 cow + dūn enclosure, from Old Irish, castle, fortified town; akin to Old English cow


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