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grains

[ greynz ]
/ greɪnz /
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noun (often used with a singular verb)

an iron instrument with barbed prongs, for spearing or harpooning fish.

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Origin of grains

1895–1900; earlier grainse<Old Norse grein branch, division; compare Swedish gren
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