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bairn(bɛən; Scottish bern)
Scot and Northern English a child
[Old English bearn; related to bearm lap, Old Norse, Old High German barn child]
n., pl. chil•dren.
1. a person between birth and full growth; a young boy or girl.
2. a son or daughter.
3. a baby or infant.
4. a human fetus.
5. a person who behaves in a childish manner.
6. a descendant.
7. any person or thing regarded as the product of particular circumstances or influences: children of poverty.
8. Archaic. childe.Idioms:
1. great or big with child, (of a human female) being in the late stages of pregnancy.
2. with child, (of a human female) pregnant.
[before 950; Middle English; Old English cild; akin to Gothic kilthai womb]
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Scotland - one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts