Mowburn

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Mowburn mou"bûrn` To heat and ferment in the mow, as hay when housed too green.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • mowburn To heat and ferment in the mow through being placed there before being properly cured: said of hay or grain. Not only the straw, but the seed or kernel is injured by mowburning, this greatly impairing the nutritive value of hay or grain, and unfitting grains for malting.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Mowburn to heat and ferment in the mow
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. múga, heap; Ice. múga, swath.