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Dun

Dun

to cure, as codfish, in a particular manner, by laying them, after salting, in a pile in a dark place, covered with salt grass or some like substance.

Of a dark colour; of a colour partaking of a brown and black; of a dull brown colour; swarthy. Summer's dun cloud comes thundering up. (Pierpont) Chill and dun falls on the moor the brief november day.

(Science: zoology) (Keble) dun crow, the goosander or merganser.

Origin: as. Dunn. Of Celtic origin; cf. W. Dwn, ir. & gael. Donn.


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