sward [swawrd] /swɔrd/ Show IPA
the grassy surface of land; turf.
a stretch of turf; a growth of grass.
verb (used with object)
to cover with sward or turf.
verb (used without object)
to become covered with sward.
before 900; Middle English (noun); Old English sweard skin, rind; cognate with German Schwarte rind, Old Frisian swarde scalp, Middle Dutch swaerde skin