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greensward

[green-swawrd]
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noun
  1. green, grassy turf.
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Origin of greensward

First recorded in 1590–1600; green + sward
Related formsgreen·sward·ed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for greensward

Historical Examples

  • Behind the house the greensward slopes to a wheat-field that is like a wall of gold.

    Ballads of a Bohemian

    Robert W. Service

  • This had just happened while she was lying on the greensward gazing up into the sky.

    Casanova's Homecoming

    Arthur Schnitzler

  • Lorenzi and the Marchesa were strolling in the dusk across the greensward.

    Casanova's Homecoming

    Arthur Schnitzler

  • She nodded a farewell, and moved briskly across the greensward to the house.

    Casanova's Homecoming

    Arthur Schnitzler

  • Meanwhile upon the greensward the maidservant was laying the table for supper.

    Casanova's Homecoming

    Arthur Schnitzler


British Dictionary definitions for greensward

greensward

noun
  1. archaic, or literary fresh green turf or an area of such turf
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