morne

noun
\ˈmȯ(ə)rn\
plural -s

Definition of morne 

(Entry 1 of 3)

: the head of a lance blunted for tilting

morné

adjective (1)
mor·né | \(ˌ)mȯr¦nā\

Definition of morné (Entry 2 of 3)

: of or relating to a heraldic representation of a lion without teeth, tongue, or claws

morne

adjective (2)
\ˈmȯ(ə)rn\

Definition of morne (Entry 3 of 3)

: having a dismal quality or effect : gloomy the morne cliffs, the dead cities, the desolate shores of a leaden sea— Boris von Anrep

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History and Etymology for morne

Noun

Middle English moorne, from Middle French morne cap to cover the head of a tilting lance, from morner to blunt, from Old French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German mornēn to grieve, mourn

Adjective (1)

French, from past participle of morner to blunt

Adjective (2)

French, from Old French, from morner to blunt

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