thwaite

noun
\ ˈthwāt \
plural -s

Definition of thwaite

 (Entry 1 of 2)

dialectal
: a piece of land used as a meadow, field, or pasture specifically : forestland cleared and converted to tillage

thwaite

variants: or thwaite shad

Definition of thwaite (Entry 2 of 2)

variant of

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History and Etymology for thwaite

Noun

of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse thveit parcel of land; akin to Old English thwītan to cut, cut off

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“Thwaite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thwaite. Accessed 24 May. 2020.

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