Meaning of kirn


Pronunciation: (kûrnScot.kirn), [key]
— Scot. and North Eng. Scot. and North Eng.
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to churn.
  1. a churn.


Pronunciation: (kûrnScot.kirn), [key]
— n. Scot. and North Eng.
  1. a harvest celebration; a feast or party celebrating a successful harvest.
  2. the harvesting of the last handful of corn, noting either the end of the harvest season or the winning of a race against other reapers. Cf. kemp (def. 2).
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