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1. Having a grain; divided into small particles or grains; showing the grain; hence, rough.

2. Dyed in grain; ingrained. Persons lightly dipped, not grained, in generous honesty, are but pale in goodness. (Sir t. Browne)

3. Painted or stained in imitation of the grain of wood, marble, etc.

4. (Science: botany) Having tubercles or grainlike processes, as the petals or sepals of some flowers.