Meaning of avel in English:

avel

Pronunciation /ˈavl/

noun

(also havel)
dialect British, East Anglian English
  • 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.