Word of the day

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sward (noun) – 1. Land covered with grassy turf.
2. A lawn or meadow.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : “Grass-covered ground,” circa 1300, from Old English sweard “skin, hide, rind” (of bacon, etc.), from Proto-Germanic *swarthu- (source also of Old Frisian swarde “skin of the head,” Middle Dutch swarde “rind of bacon,” Dutch zwoord “rind of bacon,” German Schwarte “thick, hard skin, rind,” Old Norse svörðr “walrus hide”). Meaning “sod, turf” developed from the notion of the “skin” of the earth (compare Old Norse grassvörðr, Danish grønsvær “greensward”).

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