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1scythe

noun \ˈth, ˈsī\

: a farming tool with a curved blade and long handle that is used for cutting grass, grain, etc.

Full Definition of SCYTHE

:  an implement used for mowing (as grass) and composed of a long curving blade fastened at an angle to a long handle

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Origin of SCYTHE

Middle English sithe, from Old English sīthe; akin to Old English sagu saw — more at saw
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall

Rhymes with SCYTHE

2scythe

verb

: to cut (something, such as grass or grain) with a scythe

scythedscyth·ing

Full Definition of SCYTHE

intransitive verb
:  to use a scythe
transitive verb
:  to cut with or as if with a scythe <scything cornstalks>

First Known Use of SCYTHE

circa 1580

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall

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