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Awned \Awned\ ([add]nd), a. (Bot.) Furnished with an awn, or long bristle-shaped tip; bearded.


a. Furnished with an awn, or long bristle-shaped tip; bearded.


adj. having awns i.e. bristle- or hair-like appendages on the flowering parts of some cereals and grasses; "awned wheatgrass" [syn: awny] [ant: awnless]

Usage examples of "awned".

She raised her small gloved fist, yawned ever so gently, tiptapping her small gloved fist on her opening mouth and smiled tinily, sweetly.

For the nonce he was rather nonplussed but inasmuch as the duty plainly devolved upon him to take some measures on the subject he pondered suitable ways and means during which Stephen repeatedly yawned.

Judge of his astonishment when he finally did breast the tape and the awful truth dawned upon him anent his better half, wrecked in his affections.

 Lycoming  who had said that the  human mind must have  racial memory that extended back to the nameless seas that spawned man’s ancestors?

He was alone in a damaged lifeboat on an impassable mountain with one or more of the most remorseless creatures ever spawned.

Out there lived alien creatures that had been spawned by Nature before the ultimate nervous system was  achieved.

I mean, there wa s this time in Sumatra when I yawned, openly, during the ox races, and almos t precipitated an international incident.

  Great holes yawned in the structure, and the destruction had not been confined to one spot.

She looked like she had been spawned by the sun, with her golden hair and golden eyes, a package of sunlight in the wrapping of a beautiful woman.