unmown


Also found in: Thesaurus.

unmown

(ʌnˈməʊn)
adj
1. (Agriculture) (of grass, crops, etc) not cut with a hand implement or machine
2. (Horticulture) (of grass, crops, etc) not cut with a hand implement or machine
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unmown - (used of grass or vegetation) not cut down with a hand implement or machineunmown - (used of grass or vegetation) not cut down with a hand implement or machine; "uncut grass"; "an unmown lawn"
botany, flora, vegetation - all the plant life in a particular region or period; "Pleistocene vegetation"; "the flora of southern California"; "the botany of China"
mown, cut - (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine; "the smell of newly mown hay"
References in classic literature ?
And the bushes about the river had been cut down, and the river itself, not visible before, now gleaming like steel in its bends, and the moving, ascending peasants, and the sharp wall of grass of the unmown part of the meadow, and the hawks hovering over the stripped meadow--all was perfectly new.
The sullen murmur of the bees shouldering their way through the long unmown grass, or circling with monotonous insistence round the dusty gilt horns of the straggling woodbine, seemed to make the stillness more oppressive.
68-86) The Sun was going down beneath the earth towards Ocean with his horses and chariot when Hermes came hurrying to the shadowy mountains of Pieria, where the divine cattle of the blessed gods had their steads and grazed the pleasant, unmown meadows.
Even just leaving an area unmown or perennials not cut down for the winter provides a good hideaway for insects.
What is most startling about this garden is its relative (compared with Sissinghurst and Nymans) wildness, the daring originality with which wildflowers have been encouraged to grow alongside delicate specimens, the nerviness with which cultivated areas and meticulous topiary (curved yew hedges and plantings in the shape of animals) alternate with fields that have been left unmown.
Ponds need to have emergent vegetation in them, as well as undisturbed areas of bushes and unmown long grass around them.
When performing surgery mowing will apply the principle of cutting technique from the inside out, leaving 10% of the unmown.
Little Jake was high stepping slowly through the rank grass of the unmown soccer field.
When I think of him at four I think how we would slip quietly from the porch each morning before school to see what the grass had washed up, see those rabbits come out of the wood feeding in half-light on the unmown lawn.
Another is trying to persuade people to leave part of their lawn unmown to encourage flowers to grow.
The grass blades are minimalistic but measure about half a meter, so they are just as tall as those in an unmown meadow.
At all study sites, mown areas had grass [less than or equal to] 10 cm in height and unmown areas had grass >30 cm in height.