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bawn

[ bawn ]
/ bɔn /
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noun Newfoundland.

a rocky stretch of foreshore on which caught fish are laid out to dry.
a patch of grassland or meadow near a dwelling.

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Origin of bawn

1530–40; Hiberno-English <Irish bábhún (earlier spelling badhbhdhún, badhún) enclosure, perhaps equivalent to ba, plural of cow + dún fort; see cow1, town
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