[noo-mohn, nyoo-]


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

Origin of new-mown

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for new-mown

Historical Examples of new-mown

  • 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?

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

    In the West Country

    Francis A. Knight