bourn

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noun \ˈbȯrn, ˈbu̇rn\
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bourne

Definition of bourn

Examples of bourn in a Sentence

  1. idyllic days that were spent rambling the length of the bourn that flowed through that peaceful vale

Origin and Etymology of bourn

Middle English burn, bourne — more at burn


First Known Use: 13th century



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