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[sohn] /soʊn/
a past participle of sow1 .
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unsown, adjective
Can be confused
sown, sewn. Unabridged
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  • He wore nothing more than the loincloth and the earth-coloured, unsown cloak.

    Siddhartha Herman Hesse
  • 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
  • In the long black furrows yet unsown a peasant pushed his plow.

    The Promised Land Mary Antin
  • England surely did not bring up the Heroic Tragedy on its unsown soil.

  • 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
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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