Definition of avelling in English:

avelling

(also havelling)

Pronunciation /ˈav(ə)lɪŋ/

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noun

dialect, historical British, East Anglian English
  • The action of removing the awn from barley or other grasses.

    Recorded earliest in attributive use.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Farmer's Magazine. From avel + -ing.