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meadow


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Meadow  \Mead"ow\,  n.  [AS.  meady;  akin  to  m[=ae]d,  and  to  G. 
  matte;  prob.  also  to  E.  mow.  See  {Mow}  to  cut  (grass),  and 
  cf  2d  {Mead}.] 
  1.  A  tract  of  low  or  level  land  producing  grass  which  is  mown 
  for  hay;  any  field  on  which  grass  is  grown  for  hay. 
 
  2.  Low  land  covered  with  coarse  grass  or  rank  herbage  near 
  rives  and  in  marshy  places  by  the  sea;  as  the  salt 
  meadows  near  Newark  Bay. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Meadow  \Mead"ow\,  a. 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  a  meadow;  of  the  nature  of  a  meadow; 
  produced,  growing,  or  living  in  a  meadow.  ``Fat  meadow 
  ground.''  --Milton. 
 
  Note:  For  many  names  of  plants  compounded  with  meadow,  see 
  the  particular  word  in  the  Vocabulary. 
 
  {Meadow  beauty}.  (Bot.)  Same  as  {Deergrass}. 
 
  {Meadow  foxtail}  (Bot.),  a  valuable  pasture  grass 
  ({Alopecurus  pratensis})  resembling  timothy,  but  with 
  softer  spikes. 
 
  {Meadow  grass}  (Bot.),  a  name  given  to  several  grasses  of  the 
  genus  {Poa},  common  in  meadows,  and  of  great  value  for  nay 
  and  for  pasture.  See  {Grass}. 
 
  {Meadow  hay},  a  coarse  grass,  or  true  sedge,  growing  in 
  uncultivated  swamp  or  river  meadow;  --  used  as  fodder  or 
  bedding  for  cattle,  packing  for  ice,  etc  [Local,  U.  S.] 
 
 
  {Meadow  hen}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  American  bittern.  See  {Stake-driver}. 
  b  The  American  coot  ({Fulica}). 
  c  The  clapper  rail. 
 
  {Meadow  lark}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  species  of  {Sturnella},  a  genus 
  of  American  birds  allied  to  the  starlings.  The  common 
  species  ({S.  magna})  has  a  yellow  breast  with  a  black 
  crescent. 
 
  {Meadow  mouse}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  mouse  of  the  genus  {Arvicola}, 
  as  the  common  American  species  {A.  riparia};  --  called 
  also  {field  mouse},  and  {field  vole}. 
 
  {Meadow  mussel}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  American  ribbed  mussel 
  ({Modiola  plicatula}),  very  abundant  in  salt  marshes. 
 
  {Meadow  ore}  (Min.),  bog-iron  ore,  a  kind  of  limonite. 
 
  {Meadow  parsnip}.  (Bot.)  See  under  {Parsnip}. 
 
  {Meadow  pink}.  (Bot.)  See  under  {Pink}. 
 
  {Meadow  pipit}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  small  singing  bird  of  the  genus 
  {Anthus},  as  {A.  pratensis},  of  Europe. 
 
  {Meadow  rue}  (Bot.),  a  delicate  early  plant,  of  the  genus 
  {Thalictrum},  having  compound  leaves  and  numerous  white 
  flowers.  There  are  many  species. 
 
  {Meadow  saffron}.  (Bot.)  See  under  {Saffron}. 
 
  {Meadow  sage}.  (Bot.)  See  under  {Sage}. 
 
  {Meadow  saxifrage}  (Bot.),  an  umbelliferous  plant  of  Europe 
  ({Silaus  pratensis}),  somewhat  resembling  fennel. 
 
  {Meadow  snipe}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  common  or  jack  snipe. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  meadow 
  n  :  a  field  where  grass  or  alfalfa  are  grown  to  be  made  into  hay 
  [syn:  {hayfield}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Meadow,  SD 
  Zip  code(s):  57644 
  Meadow,  TX  (town,  FIPS  47316) 
  Location:  33.33823  N,  102.20620  W 
  Population  (1990):  547  (212  housing  units) 
  Area:  4.1  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  79345 
  Meadow,  UT  (town,  FIPS  48830) 
  Location:  38.88680  N,  112.40593  W 
  Population  (1990):  250  (122  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Meadow 
  (1.)  Heb.  ha'ahu  (Gen.  41:2,  18),  probably  an  Egyptain  word 
  transferred  to  the  Hebrew;  some  kind  of  reed  or  water-plant.  In 
  the  Revised  Version  it  is  rendered  "reed-grass",  i.e.,  the  sedge 
  or  rank  grass  by  the  river  side 
 
  (2.)  Heb.  ma'areh  (Judg.  20:33),  pl.,  "meadows  of  Gibeah" 
  (R.V.,  after  the  LXX.,  "Maareh-geba").  Some  have  adopted  the 
  rendering  "after  Gibeah  had  been  left  open."  The  Vulgate 
  translates  the  word  "from  the  west." 
 




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