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.

See also: Meadow

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
At first it looked like a vast blue fort or Valhalla; but when they began to tuck the coarse meadow hay into the crevices, and this became covered with rime and icicles, it looked like a venerable moss-grown and hoary ruin, built of azure-tinted marble, the abode of Winter, that old man we see in the almanac -- his shanty, as if he had a design to estivate with us.
"Meadow hay is far more nutritious for livestock and prices are twice that of other bales.
The baler had a few teething troubles but eventually we had around 500 small bales of beautifully soft meadow hay.
The rams were housed separately in pens and fed a diet consisting of 800 g/kg DM meadow hay and 300 g/kg DM barley grain divided into two rations per day with free access to water.
Meadow Hay - 1st, J Cowans, 2nd and 3rd, W Milburn.
"They eat wheat straw and meadow hay which is GREENSCENE Lynne Allbutt available for them all the time and also reindeer pellets which are only 12% protein.
The 'menu' for the health and beauty treatments is unique and reflects the natural environment in which the hotel is located such as an alpine bath where you're partly submerged in a detoxing liquor produced by meadow hay soaked in water.
It was well suited to meadow hay, which was what I had, and it looked like a sensible idea to try to get hold of some more vintage hay-making equipment so that I could do the whole job myself.
They eat meadow hay but also love vegetables such as carrot, cucumber and kale.
Two winners will each get two 2kg bags of Science Selective Junior or Mature Rabbit food, one bag of Supreme Natural Meadow Hay, one bag of Supreme Barley Straw and one bottle Supreme AntiBAC (each pack worth pounds 23.95); five runners up each get two packs of the new 'Crunchers' (value pounds 4 each).
The council has apparently now told Longridge residents it intends to "farm the site as meadow hay until such a time as the development comes on stream".