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sward

[ swawrd ]
/ swɔrd /
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noun
the grassy surface of land; turf.
a stretch of turf; a growth of grass.
verb (used with object)
to cover with sward or turf.
verb (used without object)
to become covered with sward.
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Origin of sward

before 900; Middle English (noun); Old English sweard skin, rind; cognate with German Schwarte rind, Old Frisian swarde scalp, Middle Dutch swaerde skin

OTHER WORDS FROM sward

un·der·sward, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sward

sward
/ (swɔːd) /

noun
turf or grass or a stretch of turf or grass
verb
to cover or become covered with grass

Word Origin for sward

Old English sweard skin; related to Old Frisian swarde scalp, Middle High German swart hide
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