Definition of meadow
: land that is covered or mostly covered with grass wildflowers blooming in the meadow; especially : a tract of moist low-lying usually level grassland
meadowyplay \ˈme-də-wē\ adjective
Recent Examples of meadow from the Web
At the foot of the Black Mountains in Wales, in a dairy meadow filled with white tents, lies vibrant proof that the printed word is not dead.
The ecosystem makes a full sweep from alpine wetlands through grasslands and steppes to alpine meadows and snowy mountains and glaciers.
Since then, seagrass meadows have recovered along the shorelines, and so have dugongs.
Liguria has only a few meadows for grazing cows and considerably less space for roaming pigs than its neighbor Tuscany, which explains the absence of large amounts of beef and pork in many local dishes.
Longwood Gardens is off Route 1 in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, and contains more than 1,000 acres of gardens, woodland, meadow and conservatories.
Many of the showiest flowers grow in meadows, Holstein said.
Walk through a beautiful meadow, and a small waterfall greets you.
Looking back up toward the meadow, through the burgundy foliage of Japanese maples, the laciness of golden locust and past the snowy bracts of dogwood (Cornus kousa x C. nuttallii ‘Venus’ and Cornus ‘
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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
First Known Use: before 12th century
MEADOW Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of meadow for English Language Learners
: a usually flat area of land that is covered with tall grass
MEADOW Defined for Kids
Definition of meadow for Students
: usually moist and low grassland
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