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awn

 (ôn)
n. Botany
A slender bristle, especially one at the tip of a glume or lemma in a grass spikelet.

[Middle English awne, from Old Norse ögn or from Old English agen; see ak- in Indo-European roots.]

awned adj.
awn′less adj.

awn

(ɔːn)
n
(Botany) any of the bristles growing from the spikelets of certain grasses, including cereals
[Old English agen ear of grain; related to Old Norse ögn chaff, Gothic ahana, Old High German agana, Greek akōn javelin]
awned adj
ˈawnless adj

awn

(ɔn)

n.
1. a bristlelike appendage of a plant, esp. on the glumes of grasses.
2. any similar bristle.
[1250–1300; Middle English aw(u)n, agune, agene, probably < Scandinavian; compare Old Norse ǫgn, husk; Old English ægnan, c. Old High German agana, Gothic ahana, Old Latin agna ear of grain]
awned, adj.
awn′less, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.awn - slender bristlelike appendage found on the bracts of grassesawn - slender bristlelike appendage found on the bracts of grasses
beard - a tuft or growth of hairs or bristles on certain plants such as iris or grasses
Translations
References in classic literature ?
It wur hard to gie up my awn hearthstun, but I thowt I COULD do that!
An awn goes by many names including foxtails, cheat grass, mean seeds, and more.
The 'Awn initiative' worked by collaborating with restaurants and cinemas to provide menus in braille for the blind as well as hearing aids and sign language options at cinemas.
The acquisition enables mid-market enterprises to better assess and manage their cybersecurity risk in addition to leveraging Arctic Wolf's AWN CyberSOC service to detect and respond to cyber threats.
The PTI led provincial government has issued a notification regarding Awn's appointment.
If you pull on the seeds (and awns) when they're fully dried and brittle (which occurs in late spring), the awn tends to break off (sort of like a captured lizard's tail).
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan will not respond to the 'malicious and frustrated rants' of his former wife Reham Khan, said senior party leader Awn Chaudhry on Sunday.
Bangkok: Fitch Ratings (Thailand) Limited has assigned Advanced Wireless Network Company Limited's (AWN, AA+(tha)/Stable) THB9 billion senior unsecured debentures due in 2027 a National Long-Term Rating of 'AA+(tha)'.
Statistical correlation was evaluated between grass awn localization and different patient's parameters (age, sex, and breed).
X-rays revealed the culprit: Her lungs had been invaded by a grass awn, a tiny, nefarious agent of pain.
The special ceremony to open the bridges was attended by Kuwait's Ambassador Yusuf Abdul Samad and Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) Director-General Abdul Rahman Al Awn, Kuwait News Agency (Kuna) reported.
Awn ymlaen i ddinas Sheffield lle astudiodd Erin ar gyfer gradd mewn hanes a gwleidyddiaeth yn y brifysgol.