meadow

[ med-oh ]
/ ˈmɛd oʊ /

noun

a tract of grassland used for pasture or serving as a hayfield.
a tract of grassland in an upland area near the timberline.

Origin of meadow

before 1000; Middle English medwe, Old English mǣdw-, oblique stem of mǣd mead2; akin to German Matte

Related forms

mead·ow·less, adjectivemead·ow·y, adjective
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meadow

/ (ˈmɛdəʊ) /

noun

an area of grassland, often used for hay or for grazing of animals
a low-lying piece of grassland, often boggy and near a river

Derived Forms

meadowy, adjective

Word Origin for meadow

Old English mædwe, from mǣd mead ²; related to māwan to mow 1
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