Pronunciation: (kûrn; Scot.kirn), [key] Scot. and North Eng.
a churn. Also,kern.
Pronunciation: (kûrn; Scot.kirn), [key]
—n. Scot. and North Eng.
1. a harvest celebration; a feast or party celebrating a successful harvest.
2. the harvesting of the last handful of corn, noting either the end of the harvest season or the winning of a race against other reapers. Cf. kemp1 (def. 2). Also,kern,kurn.
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