be·​strewn | \ bi-ˈstrün How to pronounce bestrewn (audio) , bē- \

Definition of bestrewn

: 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

First Known Use of bestrewn

1667, in the meaning defined above

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“Bestrewn.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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