bawn

[bawn]
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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.

Nearby words

  1. bawdry,
  2. bawdy,
  3. bawdyhouse,
  4. bawl,
  5. bawl out,
  6. bawneen,
  7. bax,
  8. bax, sir arnold edward trevor,
  9. baxter,
  10. baxter, richard

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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