Water meadow
Water meadow Wa"ter mead"ow (Agric.) A meadow, or piece of low, flat land, capable of being kept in a state of fertility by being overflowed with water from some adjoining river or stream. [1913 Webster]

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  • water meadow — ► NOUN ▪ a meadow that is periodically flooded by a stream or river …   English terms dictionary

  • water meadow — water .meadow n a field that is near a river and that is sometimes flooded …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Water-meadow — A water meadow (also water meadow or watermeadow) is an area of grassland subject to controlled irrigation to increase agricultural productivity. Water meadows were mainly used in Europe from the 16th to the early 20th centuries. Working water… …   Wikipedia

  • water meadow — noun : a meadow or piece of low flat land capable of being kept in fertility by being overflowed from some adjoining stream * * * a meadow kept fertile by flooding. [1725 35] * * * water meadow noun A meadow kept fertile by flooding from a stream …   Useful english dictionary

  • water meadow — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms water meadow : singular water meadow plural water meadows British a field next to a river that fills with water when the river floods …   English dictionary

  • water meadow — water meadows N COUNT: usu pl Water meadows are wet fields of grass near a river, which are often flooded. [mainly BRIT] …   English dictionary

  • water meadow — n. meadow or river area that is frequently flooded by a river or a stream; piece of low flat land or meadow that can be maintained fertile by being overflowed with water from a near by river or stream (Agriculture) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • water meadow — a meadow kept fertile by flooding. [1725 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • water meadow — noun a meadow that is periodically flooded by a stream or river …   English new terms dictionary

  • water meadow — /ˈwɔtə mɛdoʊ/ (say wawtuh medoh) noun a meadow kept fertile by flooding from a stream …   Australian English dictionary

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