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1. Of or pertaining to the north; being in the north, or nearer to that point than to the east or west.

2. In a direction toward the north; as, to steer a northern course; coming from the north; as, a northern wind. Northern diver.

(Science: zoology) See loon. Northern lights. See aurora borealis, under Aurora.

(Science: botany) Northern spy, an excellent American apple, of a yellowish colour, marked with red.

Origin: AS. Northerne.

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