Northern North"ern, a. [AS. nor[eth]erne.] 1. Of or pertaining to the north; being in the north, or nearer to that point than to the east or west. [1913 Webster]

2. In a direction toward the north; as, to steer a northern course; coming from the north; as, a northern wind. [1913 Webster]

{Northern diver}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Loon}.

{Northern lights}. See {Aurora borealis}, under {Aurora}.

{Northern spy} (Bot.), an excellent American apple, of a yellowish color, marked with red. [1913 Webster]

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