Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The pasture or grass that comes after mowing or reaping.
- n. See the extract.
- n. An aftergrowth of grass (or other plants) which grows after it has been been mowed; also, a field of such growth.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. engraving Aftermath; also, stubble and stubble field. See arrish.
“The hay was gathered from the fields, and cattle were turned on to the eddish.”
“When wheat upon eddish (stubble), ye mind to bestowe Let that be the first of the wheat ye do sowe'; and”
“Leicestershire and Cambridgeshire the name _eddish_ prevails, I am told, and hence _eddish cheese_, made from the milk of cows which have grazed”
“This term is pure A. - Saxon, _mæth_, the mowing; the former word _fog_, and _eddish_ also, are to be found in dictionaries, but their derivation is not satisfactory.”
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