zawn

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Etymology[edit]

From Cornish sâwn, sawan (chasm). Cognate with Welsh safn (mouth), Breton staoñ (palate).

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Noun[edit]

zawn (plural zawns)

  1. (Cornwall) A deep and narrow sea-inlet in the British Isles, especially Cornwall and the south-west, cut by erosion into sea-cliffs, and with steep or vertical side-walls; a cave through which the tide flows into a cliff.

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