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Meaning of awn

awn

Pronunciation: (ôn), [key]
— 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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