un·​sown ˌən-ˈsōn How to pronounce unsown (audio)
: not sown
unsown seeds

Examples of unsown in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The team sprayed unsown plots with wheat germ oil, hoping local mice would learn to associate wheat fields with a waste of their time and energy. Bysoumya Sagar, science.org, 22 May 2023 Fields would go unsown or not be harvested as farmers would leave their homes in order to avoid collection. John Patrick Leary, The New Republic, 6 Aug. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unsown was in the 14th century

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“Unsown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsown. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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