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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. New England A second crop, as of hay, in a season.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A second crop of hay.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A stubble field left unplowed till late in the autumn, that it may be cropped by cattle.
  • n. The second growth of grass in a season; aftermath.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The lattermath, or second crop of hay cut off the same ground in one year.
  • n. A stubble-field left unplowed till late autumn, and furnishing a certain amount of herbage.

Etymologies

Middle English rowein, from Anglo-Norman rewain, variant of Old French regain : re-, re- + gaaignier, to till; see gain1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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