Origin of awn
Examples from the Web for awned
The first glume is lanceolate, acute and awned between two teeth, 7-nerved and scaberulous.
Scales imbricated in many ranks, awned below the apex, all floriferous.
All of them may be awned as in Chloris or only the fourth glume as in Andropogon.
Stamens 10; anthers 2-celled, awned on the back, opening lengthwise.
The reader is probably acquainted with the Fescue Grass, with its awned flowers arranged in one-sided panicles.The Sea Shore|William S. Furneaux
British Dictionary definitions for awned
Word Origin for awn
Word Origin and History for awned
"bristly fibers on grain of plants," c.1300, from Old Norse ögn, from Proto-Germanic *agano (cf. Old English egenu, Old High German agana, German Ahne, Gothic ahana), from PIE *ak-ona- (cf. Sanskrit asani- "arrowhead," Greek akhne "husk of wheat," Latin acus "chaff," Lithuanian akuotas "beard, awn"); suffixed form of PIE root *ak- "sharp" (see acrid).