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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
awn
n
  1. slender bristlelike appendage found on the bracts of grasses
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Awn \Awn\, n. [OE. awn, agune, from Icel. [94]gn, pl. agnir;
      akin to Sw. agn, Dan. avne, Goth. ahana, OHG. agana, G. agen,
      ahne, chaff, Gr. [?], AS. egla; prob. from same root as E.
      acute. See 3d {Ear}. [?]1.] (Bot.)
      The bristle or beard of barley, oats, grasses, etc., or any
      similar bristlelike appendage; arista. --Gray.
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