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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Awn  \Awn\,  n.  [OE.  awn,  agune,  from  Icel.  ["o]gn,  pl  agnir 
  akin  to  Sw  agn,  Dan.  avne,  Goth.  ahana,  OHG.  agana,  G.  agen, 
  ahne  chaff,  Gr  ?,  AS  egla;  prob.  from  same  root  as  E. 
  acute.  See  3d  {Ear}.  ?1.]  (Bot.) 
  The  bristle  or  beard  of  barley,  oats,  grasses,  etc.,  or  any 
  similar  bristlelike  appendage;  arista.  --Gray. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  awn 
  n  :  slender  bristlelike  appendage  found  on  the  bracts  of  grasses 




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