awn

awn
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English agen, from Old Norse ǫgn; akin to Old High German agana awn, Old English ecg edge — more at edge Date: 12th century one of the slender bristles that terminate the glumes of the spikelet in some cereal and other grasses • awned adjectiveawnless adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
(of corn or grass), ,


Look at other dictionaries:

  • awn — awn·er; awn; awn·less; awn·let; crinkle·awn; …   English syllables

  • Awn — as an abbreviation may refer to:* Animation World Network, an online organization for animators. * Avant Window Navigator, a dock like bar that tracks open windows. * Advance Wars Net, an Advance Wars fan site.Awn as a word or name may refer to:* …   Wikipedia

  • Awn — ([add]n), 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. a chnh, AS. egla; prob. from same root as E. acute. See 3d {Ear}. [root]1.] (Bot.) The bristle or beard of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Awn — {{{image}}}   Sigles d une seule lettre   Sigles de deux lettres > Sigles de trois lettres AAA à DZZ EAA à HZZ IAA à LZZ MAA à PZZ QAA à TZZ UAA à XZZ …   Wikipédia en Français

  • awn — (n.) bristly fibers on grain of plants, c.1300, from O.N. ögn, from P.Gmc. *agano (Cf. O.E. egenu, O.H.G. agana, Ger. Ahne, Goth. ahana), from PIE *ak ona (Cf. Skt. asani arrowhead, Gk. akhne husk of wheat, L. acus …   Etymology dictionary

  • awn — ► NOUN Botany ▪ a stiff bristle growing from the ear or flower of barley, rye, and grasses. ORIGIN Old Norse …   English terms dictionary

  • awn — [ôn] n. [ME aune < ON ǫgn (pl. agnir) < IE * aken < base * ak̑ (see ACID) > OE egenu, Goth ahana, L agna] Bot. any bristlelike fiber or fibers, as on the head of barley, oats, or wheat; beard awned adj. awnless adj …   English World dictionary

  • AWN — Window Maker Dock, ähnlich dem von NeXTSTEP Das Dock ist ein Bestandteil mehrerer grafischer Benutzeroberflächen. Es ist der zentrale Zugriffspunkt auf häufig genutzte Programme. Lange Zeit waren Docks nur auf vielen Unix Betriebssystemen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • awn — awned, adj. awnless, adj. /awn/, n. Bot. 1. a bristlelike appendage of a plant, esp. on the glumes of grasses. 2. such appendages collectively, as those forming the beard of wheat, barley, etc. 3. any similar bristle. [1250 1300; ME aw(u)n, agune …   Universalium

  • AWN —   Sigles d’une seule lettre   Sigles de deux lettres > Sigles de trois lettres   Sigles de quatre lettres   Sigles de cinq lettres   Sigles de six lettres   Sigles de sept… …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”