1. [syn: deer grass, meadow beauty]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Meadow \Mead"ow\, a.
Of or pertaining to a meadow; of the nature of a meadow;
produced, growing, or living in, a meadow. "Fat meadow
Note: For many names of plants compounded with meadow, see
the particular word in the Vocabulary.
Meadow beauty. (Bot.) Same as Deergrass.
Meadow foxtail (Bot.), a valuable pasture grass
(Alopecurus pratensis) resembling timothy, but with
Meadow hay, a coarse grass, or true sedge, growing in
uncultivated swamp or river meadow; -- used as fodder or
bedding for cattle, packing for ice, etc. [Local, U. S.]
Meadow hen. (Zool.)
(a) The American bittern. See Stake-driver.
(b) The American coot (Fulica).
(c) The clapper rail.
Meadow mouse (Zool.), any mouse of the genus Arvicola, as
the common American species Arvicola riparia; -- called
also field mouse, and field vole.
Meadow mussel (Zool.), an American ribbed mussel (Modiola
plicatula), very abundant in salt marshes.
Meadow ore (Min.), bog-iron ore, a kind of limonite.
Meadow parsnip. (Bot.) See under Parsnip.
Meadow pink. (Bot.) See under Pink.
Meadow pipit (Zool.), a small singing bird of the genus
Anthus, as Anthus pratensis, of Europe.
Meadow rue (Bot.), a delicate early plant, of the genus
Thalictrum, having compound leaves and numerous white
flowers. There are many species.
Meadow saffron. (Bot.) See under Saffron.
Meadow sage. (Bot.) See under Sage.
Meadow saxifrage (Bot.), an umbelliferous plant of Europe
(Silaus pratensis), somewhat resembling fennel.
Meadow snipe (Zool.), the common or jack snipe.
[1913 Webster] meadowgrass
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: any of several plants of the genus Rhexia usually having
pink-purple to magenta flowers; eastern North America [syn:
deer grass, meadow beauty]