grass widow

noun

Definition of grass widow 

1 chiefly dialectal

a : a discarded mistress

b : a woman who has had an illegitimate child

2a : a woman whose husband is temporarily away from her

b : a woman divorced or separated from her husband

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Keep an eye out for grass widows, prairie stars, shooting stars, lupine, and Indian paintbrush. Sunset, "Where to See Wildflowers This Season," 22 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of grass widow

1528, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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