Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The pasture or grass that comes after mowing or reaping.
  • noun See the extract.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun engraving Aftermath; also, stubble and stubble field. See arrish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An aftergrowth of grass (or other plants) which grows after it has been been mowed; also, a field of such growth.

Etymologies

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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.

Examples

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  • stubble

    July 24, 2008

  • I take a great pleasure in knowing

    That aftermath follows on mowing.

    This naming of eddish

    Has turned to my fetish

    And foggage foretells the next sowing.

    February 23, 2017