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1. The place in a barn where hay, grain, or other feed is stored.
2. A stack of hay or other feed stored in a barn.
[Middle English moue, stack of hay, from Old English mūga; akin to Old Norse mūgr, swathe, crowd.]
v. mowed, mowed or mown (mōn), mow·ing, mows
1. To cut down (grass or grain) with a scythe or a mechanical device.
2. To cut (grass or grain) from: mow the lawn.
To cut down grass or other growth.
1. To destroy in great numbers as if cutting down, as in battle.
2. To overwhelm: mowed down the opposition with strong arguments.
mow′er (mō′ər) n.
a past participle of mow1
a pp. of mow1.
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|Adj.||1.||mown - (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine; "the smell of newly mown hay"|
botany, flora, vegetation - all the plant life in a particular region or period; "Pleistocene vegetation"; "the flora of southern California"; "the botany of China"