hayfield

noun
hay·​field | \ ˈhā-ˌfēld How to pronounce hayfield (audio) \
variants: or less commonly hay field

Definition of hayfield

: a field where herbaceous plants and especially grasses or legumes (such as timothy or orchard grass or alfalfa) are grown for hay (see hay entry 1 sense 1)

Examples of hayfield in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Agriculture Department said pastures, hayfields and soybean crops are drying up because of the drought, and some farmers have been feeding hay to livestock because of a lack of grass. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Southern drought deepens; 11 million affected," 26 Sep. 2019 Decades of flooding Miami sits just off the interstate about 90 miles from Tulsa, in a rural corner of the state where hayfields, cattle ranches and pickup trucks dot the landscape. Sarah Mervosh, New York Times, "A Senator’s Lake House vs. a Town Fighting Flooding," 27 Aug. 2019 When an Amish farmer found the body of Sandra Hernandez in a hayfield in LaGrange County, Indiana, on an early spring day 27 years ago, police already had a suspect in mind. Christian Sheckler, ProPublica, "The Questionable Conviction, and Re-Conviction, of Ricky Joyner," 20 July 2019 Why: The undulating drive south on Oregon 47 takes you past mowed hayfields and vineyards and into Oregon wine country and one of the state’s most scenic downtowns in McMinnville. latimes.com, "Detours worth taking on your next road trip," 20 May 2018 The property was nothing but a hayfield and brush, said CDHR volunteer Kim Weglinski. Courant Community, "Community News For The Colchester Edition," 10 Apr. 2018 The property was nothing but a hayfield and brush, said CDHR volunteer Kim Weglinski. Courant Community, "Community News For The Colchester Edition," 10 Apr. 2018 But not far away, huge trucks roar along gravel roads and a hayfield is being cleared to expand Edgerton’s Logistics Park Kansas City, which opened in 2013. Lynn Horsley, kansascity, "Tiny JoCo town is booming. That's not good for everyone. | The Kansas City Star," 26 Apr. 2018 The property was nothing but a hayfield and brush, said CDHR volunteer Kim Weglinski. Courant Community, "Community News For The Colchester Edition," 10 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of hayfield

1785, in the meaning defined above

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“Hayfield.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hayfield. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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hayfield

noun
How to pronounce hayfield (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of hayfield

: a field where grass is grown for hay

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