- a meadow kept fertile by flooding.
Origin of water meadow
First recorded in 1725–35
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Examples from the Web for water meadow
Then a twig snapped in the dense growth beyond the water-meadow.The House in the Water
Charles G. D. Roberts
On ground in that state a water-meadow may be most perfectly formed.
Well, I had a hundred poods for sale; the women mowed it on the water-meadow.The Witch and Other Stories
But it is necessary to be thoroughly assured of a good supply of water before laying out a water-meadow.
The next process is the forming of the ground intended for a water-meadow into beds or ridges.
- a meadow that remains fertile by being periodically flooded by a stream