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water meadow

n
(Agriculture) a meadow that remains fertile by being periodically flooded by a stream
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water meadow

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Dardanus had a son, king Erichthonius, who was wealthiest of all men living; he had three thousand mares that fed by the water-meadows, they and their foals with them.
For a water-meadow look, plant snake's head in short grass with buttercups and cowslips.
He said: "An extensive countryside park lies adjacent to the campus site, over 60 acres of woodland and water-meadow bordered by the river Swift.
Long believed to describe the picturesque water-meadows lining Hampshire's River Itchen, Keats' cornfields are more likely, the researchers argue, to portray the west-facing slopes of St Giles' Hill, overlooking Winchester.
This single species originates from damp water-meadows and stream sides in southern parts of Africa and has adapted well to our climate, even though it can be killed by severe winters.
With vaulted beamed ceilings, antique furnishings and designer fabrics, the Boathouse Suites have peaceful views over water-meadows, the Purbeck Hills or Wareham's ancient priory and church, and now cost pounds 295 per person sharing for two nights Sunday-Thursday with dinner and breakfast (normally pounds 395).
There is hope of a sparkling river, of willows and lush water-meadows but there is no gleam of water.
It's actually a rare British native, its chosen territory being low-lying water-meadows.