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[med-oh-land] /ˈmɛd oʊˌlænd/
an area or section of land that is a meadow or is used or kept as a meadow.
Origin of meadowland
First recorded in 1645-55; meadow + land Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • meadowland came first, set with flowers, blue and red, like gems.

    Dream Days Kenneth Grahame
  • All honour to England, lanes and meadowland, notwithstanding.

    Robert Browning Edward Dowden
  • All at once, as they cleared some woods, she spied a bit of meadowland.

  • She rested her elbows on her knees and gazed with unseeing eyes at the meadowland below.

  • Beyond the trees there was a long sweep of meadowland down the hill side to the highway, and beyond to the rocky edge of the sea.

    Sisters Grace May North
  • Thence it moves quietly past meadowland, formerly set apart as holy ground, watering on its way all the Presun villages.

  • At last he came out of the wood; he looked over a meadowland, and fine close rain was pouring steadily.

    Little Johannes Frederik van Eeden
  • It is pleasantly situated on a strip of meadowland between two small rivers, and today has about two thousand people.

    In Unfamiliar England Thomas Dowler Murphy
  • There meadowland extends for some three-quarters of a mile, while beyond rises the slope of Picardy.

  • He knew where he could strike an open stretch of meadowland, and he headed for it through the brambles.

    Anderson Crow, Detective George Barr McCutcheon

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