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[noo-mohn, nyoo-] /ˈnuˈmoʊn, ˈnyu-/
recently mown or cut:
the refreshing smell of new-mown hay.
Origin of new-mown
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1425-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It was sweet, too, with the scent of flowers and of new-mown hay.

  • "Here's a bit of new-mown hay," he said; then, again, he brought her forget-me-nots.

    Sons and Lovers David Herbert Lawrence
  • The window is a little open: you scent the flowers and the new-mown hay.

    The Caxtons, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Wouldn't you like to have a romp with her in the new-mown hay?

    Little Grandmother Sophie May
  • Instead of the sweet incense of the clover, there is the scent of new-mown hay.

    In the West Country Francis A. Knight
  • That new soap too has quite a pleasant smell about it—like new-mown hay.

    Four Winds Farm Mrs. Molesworth
  • The air was heavy with the penetrating odour of new-mown hay.

    After the Divorce Grazia Deledda
  • It is as fragrant as lavender or new-mown hay, and as wholesome as curds and cream.

    Law and Laughter George Alexander Morton
  • In Upland the new-mown grass is tied up in bundles, and collected into cocks.

    Lachesis Lapponica Carl von Linn
  • Vagrant odors of new-mown hay were wafted to them when the breeze stirred.

    Stories That End Well

    Octave Thanet

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