Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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BUN, n.3 “A large cask, placed in a cart, for the purpose of bringing water from a distance” (Ags. 1808 Jam.).

[O.Sc. bun, bunn, bwnne, a small cask. Of obscure origin (D.O.S.T.). Cf., however, Boyne, Norw. bûna, a tub.]

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