growan

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Armorican grouan gravel, Cornish grow gravel, sand.

Noun[edit]

growan (plural growans)

  1. (UK, mining) A decomposed granite, forming a mass of gravel, as in tin lodes in Cornwall.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *grōaną (to grow, become green), Proto-Indo-European *gʰreH₁-, *g(')herə- (to grow, grow green). Cognate with Old Frisian grōwa (to grow), Middle Dutch groeyen, grōyen (to grow) (Dutch groeien), Old High German gruoen (to grow, thrive, flourish), Old Norse grōa (to grow, become green), Old English græs (grass), Old English grēne (green). More at grass, green.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

grōwan

  1. (of plants) to grow

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