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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

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

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