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[green-swawrd] /ˈgrinˌswɔrd/
green, grassy turf.
Origin of greensward
First recorded in 1590-1600; green + sward
Related forms
greenswarded, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • 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
  • 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
  • The others wandered about the greensward and along the alleys.

    Casanova's Homecoming Arthur Schnitzler
  • Lorenzi and the Marchesa were strolling in the dusk across the greensward.

    Casanova's Homecoming Arthur Schnitzler
  • There is no greensward in the tropics, grass is not cultivated, and hay is never made.

    Foot-prints of Travel Maturin M. Ballou
  • And he turned the mare to the side of the road and allowed her to nibble at the greensward.

    The Loyalist James Francis Barrett
  • Presently the road changed from a trough of dust into a ribbon of greensward.

    Prisoners of Hope Mary Johnston
  • He rose to his feet, and began to pace the greensward before the door.

    To Have and To Hold Mary Johnston
British Dictionary definitions for greensward


(archaic or literary) fresh green turf or an area of such turf
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