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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. 2017.
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  • On land, a delicious perfume of new-mown hay greets us, and the road across the mountains is bathed in glorious moonlight.

  • Wouldn't you like to have a romp with her in the new-mown hay?

    Little Grandmother Sophie May
  • “Young man, this is new-mown hay,” the minister answered solemnly.

    Count Hannibal Stanley J. Weyman
  • Instead of the sweet incense of the clover, there is the scent of new-mown hay.

    In the West Country Francis A. Knight
  • Plenty of new-mown hay was at hand, also good, seasoned rails in abundance.

    Company G A. R. (Albert Rowe) Barlow
  • The air was heavy with the penetrating odour of new-mown hay.

    After the Divorce Grazia Deledda
  • The fragrance of new-mown hay floated languidly through a sub-current of wild rose and honeysuckle.

    A Son of Hagar Sir Hall Caine
  • Vagrant odors of new-mown hay were wafted to them when the breeze stirred.

    Stories That End Well Octave Thanet
  • Across the valley the village lights were coming in sight, one by one, and a faint odor of new-mown hay came to him.

    Uncle Terry Charles Clark Munn
  • Nothing to write home about, except that it is ripened on new-mown hay.

    The Complete Book of Cheese Robert Carlton Brown

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