Definition of avel in English:

avel

(also havel)

noun

English Regional, East Anglian
  • The awn of barley and other grasses.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Edward Moor (1771–1848), writer on Hindu mythology. Origin uncertain; perhaps the reflex of a borrowing of an unattested early Scandinavian cognate of ail; for the attested Scandinavian forms see awn.

Pronunciation

avel

/ˈavl/