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[sohn] /soʊn/
a past participle of sow1 .
Related forms
unsown, adjective
Can be confused
sown, sewn. Unabridged
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  • In the long black furrows yet unsown a peasant pushed his plow.

    The Promised Land Mary Antin
  • He wore nothing more than the loincloth and the earth-coloured, unsown cloak.

    Siddhartha Herman Hesse
  • The ripening season is in July, when old and young, men and women, all are out to collect the unsown and untoiled-for harvest.

    Travels in Arabia Bayard Taylor
  • England surely did not bring up the Heroic Tragedy on its unsown soil.

  • The plain over which the road now lay was cultivated as far as could be seen, but the fields were as yet unsown.

    Tara Philip Meadows Taylor
British Dictionary definitions for unsown


a past participle of sow1
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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past participle of sow (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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