plural -s
: an enclosure usually of mud or stone walls about a farmhouse or castle in Ireland: such as
: the fortified court of a castle
: a fold for livestock, especially cattle

Word History


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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“Bawn.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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