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strewn

[ stroon ]
/ strun /
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adjective
covered or overspread with something scattered or sprinkled (used in combination): We saw men, women, and children scavenging for recyclables, both in the actual dump site and along the garbage-strewn streets of the city.
dropped in separate pieces or particles over a surface; scattered: The dancers led a candlelight procession through the district, following a path of strewn marigold petals.
verb
a past participle of strew.
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Also strewed [strood] /strud/ .

Origin of strewn

First recorded in 1610–20 as a verb, and in 1725–35 as an adjective

OTHER WORDS FROM strewn

un·strewed, adjectiveun·strewn, adjective
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