green·​sward ˈgrēn-ˌswȯrd How to pronounce greensward (audio)
: turf that is green with growing grass

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Games chairman Billy Payne insisted that 21 acres of blighted downtown property between CNN and Georgia Tech — old industrial buildings and a housing project — be transformed into a rolling and rollicking greensward. Dan Chapman, ajc, 26 July 2016 For supporters of the garden, yet another delay means more time to enjoy a lovely greensward. Curbed, 7 Nov. 2022 The sap doesn’t flow to any appreciable extent; few red robins are visible, and there is no excess of greensward. San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Mar. 2022 The loss of a lovely greensward to build that housing is a shame, of course. Kim Velsey, Curbed, 30 Sep. 2021 Tulip beds, mature trees and lawns attract visitors every spring to Sherwood Gardens, the lush greensward in Baltimore’s Guilford neighborhood. Jacques Kelly,, 1 May 2021 In 2009 Luijten began writing a biography of Jo, working in an office in a former schoolhouse opposite the greensward of Amsterdam’s Museum Square. New York Times, 14 Apr. 2021 Windsor is also home to a championship-standard croquet greensward, where social Wine & Wickets matches are held, and a full-scale Equestrian Centre with 26 stables, 14 paddocks, and a professional polo field. Jessica Dailey, Town & Country, 29 Sep. 2020 For the time being, take a break on one of the picnic tables on the giant greensward and imagine watching Emmylou Harris on the big stage that isn’t there right now. Steve Rubenstein,, 22 Mar. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1522, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of greensward was circa 1522

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“Greensward.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

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green·​sward ˈgrēn-ˌswȯ(ə)rd How to pronounce greensward (audio)
: turf that is green with growing grass

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