bestrewn

adjective

be·​strewn bi-ˈstrün How to pronounce bestrewn (audio)
bē-
: having a scattered covering of something
a path bestrewn with flowers/pebbles
a table bestrewn with papers
In my day the little hill on which the Washington Monument stands was still bestrewn with large chips of marble left by the builders.H. L. Mencken
I expected it to be a dive, dark and dank and bestrewn.Ian Frazier
(figurative) … is bestrewn with critical jargon and pomposities …Peter Kemp

Word History

First Known Use

1667, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bestrewn was in 1667

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“Bestrewn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bestrewn. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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