AskDefine | Define sward

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sward n : surface layer of ground containing a matt of grass and grass roots [syn: turf, sod, greensward]

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From Old English sweard



  1. A layer of earth into which grass has grown; turf; sod.
  2. An expanse of land covered in grass; a lawn or meadow.


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