[ noo-mohn, nyoo- ]

  1. recently mown or cut: the refreshing smell of new-mown hay.

Origin of new-mown

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75

Words Nearby new-mown Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use new-mown in a sentence

  • The grass had a delightful fragrance, like new-mown hay, and was neatly wound around the tunnel, like the inside of a bird's-nest.

    Davy and The Goblin | Charles E. Carryl
  • The grandfather had carefully spread and tucked in the clean sheets over the fragrant new mown hay.

    Heidi | Johanna Spyri
  • The animals were attracted by the odor of the new-mown hay, and only one calf strolled into the fool's enclosure.

  • The wandering scents of summer air reached me through the open window, fragrant with the sweet perfume of the new-mown hay.

    The Man-Wolf and Other Tales | Emile Erckmann and Alexandre Chatrian
  • It is aromatic, with an odor said to be like new-mown hay composed largely of sweet-briar rose leaves.