from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having awns; bearded; bristly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having awns; bearded.

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  • adjective Having awns; bearded, bristly

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having awns i.e. bristlelike or hairlike appendages on the flowering parts of some cereals and grasses


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  • The beautiful glow in the west died out, where the sun had been ripening his harvest-field of sheafy gold and awny cloud; and the pulse of quivering dusk beat slowly, so that a man might seem to count it, or rather a child, who sees such things, which later men lose sight of.

    Springhaven : a Tale of the Great War


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