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lawn1 / lôn/ • n. an area of short, mown grass in a yard, garden, or park.DERIVATIVES: lawned adj.lawn2 • n. a fine linen or cotton fabric used for making clothes.DERIVATIVES: lawn·y adj.

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lawn2 (arch.) open space between woods XVI; portion of level grass-covered ground kept mown XVIII. Later form of laund glade—OF. launde (mod. lande), of Celt. orig. (see LAND).

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lawn1 kind of fine linen. XV. prob. f. Laon, name of a town in France, an important place of linen manufacture.

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lawn fine linen or cotton fabric used for making clothes, especially the sleeves of a bishop, from which it is used allusively. It is probably named from the French city of Laon, important for linen manufacture.

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Lawn (lɔːn) Computing local area wireless network