linn

noun
\ ˈlin How to pronounce linn (audio) \

Definition of linn

1 chiefly Scotland : waterfall
2 chiefly Scotland : a steep ravine

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climb to the cairn above the loch, and from there you'll get a broad view of the linn

First Known Use of linn

1513, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for linn

Scottish Gaelic linne pool

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“Linn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/linn. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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