What does awn mean?

awn meaning in General Dictionary

The bristle or beard of barley oats grasses etc or any similar bristlelike appendage arista

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  • slender bristlelike appendage found on the bracts of grasses
  • The bristle or beard of barley, oats, grasses, etc., or any similar bristlelike appendage; arista.

awn meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"bristly materials on grain of flowers," c.1300, from Old Norse


awn meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) The bristle or beard of barley, oats, grasses, etc., or any comparable bristlelike appendage; arista.


Sentence Examples with the word awn

The awn is also of use in burying the fruit in the soil.

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