1. Having a grain; divided into small particles or grains; showing the grain; hence, rough.

2. Dyed in grain; ingrained. "Persons lightly dipped, not grained, in generous honesty, are but pale in goodness. " (Sir T. Browne)

3. Painted or stained in imitation of the grain of wood, marble, etc.

4. <botany> Having tubercles or grainlike processes, as the petals or sepals of some flowers.

(01 Mar 1998)

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