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British Dictionary definitions for aran


  1. of or relating to the Aran Islands
  2. made of thick undyed wool with its natural oils retainedan Aran sweater
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Historical Examples

  • Mr. Balfour's benefactions have not been confined to the Aran Islands.

    Ireland as It Is

    Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)

  • Another day soon we are to go into Galway, and to the Aran Isles.

  • On the surrender of Galway in 1691 Aran was garrisoned, and remained so for many years.

  • Aran brings its turf from Connemara and carries them limestone in exchange.


    Stephen Lucius Gwynn

  • He wanted solitude, and he begged the islands of Aran from the King of Munster.


    Stephen Lucius Gwynn