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wen 1

 (wĕn)
n.
A harmless cyst, especially on the scalp or face, containing the fatty secretion of a sebaceous gland.

[Middle English, from Old English; see wen- in Indo-European roots.]

wen 2

 (wĕn)
n.
Variant of wynn.

wen

(wɛn)
n
1. (Pathology) pathol a sebaceous cyst, esp one occurring on the scalp
2. (Human Geography) a large overcrowded city (esp London in the phrase the great wen)
[Old English wenn; related to Danish dialect van, væne, Dutch wenn]

wen

(wɛn)
n
(Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) a rune having the sound of Modern English w
[Old English wen, wyn]

wen1

(wɛn)

n.
a benign encysted tumor of the skin, esp. on the scalp, containing sebaceous matter.
[before 1000; Middle English, Old English wenn; c. Dutch wen]

wen2

(wɛn)

n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wen - a common cyst of the skinwen - a common cyst of the skin; filled with fatty matter (sebum) that is secreted by a sebaceous gland that has been blocked
chalazion, Meibomian cyst - a small sebaceous cyst of the eyelid resulting when a Meibomian gland is blocked
cyst - a closed sac that develops abnormally in some body structure
Translations
kystarakkorakkula

wen

[wen] Nlobanillo m, quiste m sebáceo
the Great Wenel gran tumor (Londres)
References in classic literature ?
On his scrawny neck was a large wen partially covered by a grey beard.
He'll set and talk to her, with a calm spirit, wen it's like he couldn't bring himself to open his lips to another.
You see, wen Missis Gummidge falls a-thinking of the old 'un, she an't what you may call good company.
MI DEER JO i OPE U R KR WITE WELL i OPE i SHAL SON B HABELL 4 2 TEEDGE U JO AN THEN WE SHORL B SO GLODD AN WEN i M PRENGTD 2 U JO WOT LARX AN BLEVE ME INF XN PIP.
There was a fellow with a wen in his neck, larger than five wool-packs; and another, with a couple of wooden legs, each about twenty feet high.
It would pay him to get apiece of his head taken off, and cultivate a wen like a carpet sack.
Hit's comin', sir; hit's comin' but I'm not a-sayin' wen, an' I've said too damned much now, but ye was a good sort t'other day an' I thought it no more'n right to warn ye.
of course I mean that his glazed hat looks like a gentleman's servant, and not the wart upon his nose; though even that is not so ridiculous as it may seem to you, for we had a footboy once, who had not only a wart, but a wen also, and a very large wen too, and he demanded to have his wages raised in consequence, because he found it came very expensive.
When I have met an immigrant tottering under a bundle which contained his all -- looking like an enormous wen which had grown out of the nape of his neck -- I have pitied him, not because that was his all, but because he had all that to carry.
Belle Savage," says my father; for he stopped there wen he drove up, and he know'd nothing about parishes, he didn't.
Then the next question is, what the devil do you want with me, as the man said, wen he see the ghost?
This Brass was an attorney of no very good repute, from Bevis Marks in the city of London; he was a tall, meagre man, with a nose like a wen, a protruding forehead, retreating eyes, and hair of a deep red.