Definitions for: Sward


[n] surface layer of ground containing a matt of grass and grass roots



Webster (1913) Definition: Sward, n. [AS. sweard skin, covering; akin to OFries.
swarge, D. zwoord, G. schwarte, Icel. sv["o]r?r skin, sward
of the earth.]
1. Skin; covering. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.

2. The grassy surface of land; that part of the soil which is
filled with the roots of grass; turf.

The sward was trim as any garden lawn. --Tennyson.

Sward pork, bacon in large fitches. [Prov. Eng.]


Sward, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Swarded; p. pr. & vb.
n. Swarding.]
To produce sward upon; to cover, or be covered, with sward.
--Mortimer.

Synonyms: greensward, sod, turf

See Also: divot, ground, land, soil

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