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water meadow

a meadow kept fertile by flooding.
Origin of water meadow
First recorded in 1725-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I had left them all three together in the water meadow, little thinking of what was in store for us before many hours.

    Lore of Proserpine Maurice Hewlett
  • There is a water meadow with which I am familiar, where large numbers resort annually for the purpose of procreation.

    Territory in Bird Life H. Eliot Howard
British Dictionary definitions for water meadow

water meadow

a meadow that remains fertile by being periodically flooded by a stream
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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