Early Modern English laune (“‘turf, grassy area’”), alteration of laund (“‘glade’”), from Middle English launde from Old French lande (“‘heath, moor’”) of Germanic or Gaulish origin, akin to Breton [[lann#Patrono:Bre|lann]] (“‘heath’”)"; Old Norse & Old English land
- An open space between woods.
- Ground (generally in front of or around a house) covered with grass kept closely mown.
Apparently from Laon, a town in France known for its linen manufacturing.
NounModificarLawn (countable and uncountable; plural Lawns)
- (uncountable) a type of thin linen or cotton
- (in plural) pieces of this fabric, especially as used for the sleeves of a bishop
- the office of bishop
- (countable, obsolete) a piece of clothing made from lawn
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