from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An aftergrowth of grass (or other plants) which grows after it has been been mowed; also, a field of such growth.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Aftermath; also, stubble and stubble field. See arrish.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The pasture or grass that comes after mowing or reaping.
- n. See the extract.
Origin uncertain; but probably from Middle English eddish (found only in compounds: e.g. eddish-hen ("eddish-hen, quail")), ultimately from Old English edisc ("an eddish or aftermath; pasture; enclosed pasture, park"), equivalent to ed- + -ish. (Wiktionary)