meadow

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noun, often attributive mead·ow \ˈme-(ˌ)dō\

Definition of meadow

  1. :  land that is covered or mostly covered with grass wildflowers blooming in the meadow; especially :  a tract of moist low-lying usually level grassland

meadowy

play \ˈme-də-wē\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of meadow

Middle English medwe, from Old English mǣdwe, oblique case form of mǣd; akin to Old English māwan to mow — more at mow

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MEADOW Defined for English Language Learners

meadow

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noun

Definition of meadow for English Language Learners

  • : a usually flat area of land that is covered with tall grass


MEADOW Defined for Kids

meadow

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noun mead·ow \ˈme-dō\

Definition of meadow for Students

  1. :  usually moist and low grassland



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