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green·sward

 (grēn′swôrd′)
n.
Ground that is green with grass; turf.
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greensward

(ˈɡriːnˌswɔːd)
n
archaic or literary fresh green turf or an area of such turf
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green•sward

(ˈgrinˌswɔrd)

n.
green, grassy turf.
[1590–1600]
green′sward`ed, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.greensward - surface layer of ground containing a mat of grass and grass rootsgreensward - surface layer of ground containing a mat of grass and grass roots
divot - a piece of turf dug out of a lawn or fairway (by an animals hooves or a golf club)
land, soil, ground - material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use); "the land had never been plowed"; "good agricultural soil"
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Translations

greensward

[ˈgriːnswɔːd] N (poet) → césped m
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You know no other daisies ( marguerites ) than those which your April greensward gives your cows to browse upon; while I, a poet, am hooted, and shiver, and owe twelve sous, and the soles of my shoes are so transparent, that they might serve as glasses for your lantern!
But he saw nothing outside--within he saw a patch of greensward surrounded by a matted mass of gorgeous tropical plants and flowers, and, above, the waving foliage of mighty trees, and, over all, the blue of an equatorial sky.
By the dim light of the new moon, however, Glinda's forces silently surrounded the city and pitched their tents of scarlet silk upon the greensward. The tent of the Sorceress was larger than the others, and was composed of pure white silk, with scarlet banners flying above it.
There were lovely patches of greensward all about, with stately trees bearing rich and luscious fruits.
"That is almost more than I can bear!" exclaimed Miss Maxwell, sitting down on a bench and stabbing the greensward with her parasol.
"I am not dressed yet, Marguerite; but if you wish that we should talk together, we can, without going to the woods of Vincennes, find in my own garden here, beautiful trees, shady groves, a greensward covered with daisies and violets, the perfume of which can be perceived from where we are sitting."
Then Joe took the viands from the oven, spread the savory mess upon green leaves, and arranged his dinner upon a magnificent patch of greensward. He finally brought out some biscuit, some coffee, and some cognac, and got a can of pure, fresh water from a neighboring streamlet.

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