American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A level grassy area for lawn bowling.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a level piece of greensward or smooth ground for bowling, as the small park in lower Broadway, New York, where the Dutch of New Amsterdam played this game.
- n. a town in southern Kentucky
- n. a field of closely mowed turf for playing bowls
“There is a pretty bowling green with Cut arbours in the hedges.”
“There is remains of a bowling green wch is an advanced piece of ground above all the rest and discovers the Country a great Circuite round; then we returned to the wells againe 5 mile.”
“It runns by a Ground which is made into a fine bowling-green, its upon a hill and a pretty ascent from the river that is besett with willows all round beneath; ye bowling green is well kept with Seates and summer houses in it for the use of the town and Country Gentlemen of which many resort to it Especially the market dayes.”
“We Came to Nymphsffield after having ascended a very steep narrow and stony hill, 10 mile to Nympsfield all bad way, but the 20 mile afterwards made up for its badness, for these were Exceeding good wayes. 2 mile to Cold harbour thence 15 Landsdon – Long, but bowling green way.”
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