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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

nacquitrino
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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.
'Water-meadows, or such like,' she had sometimes murmured, on the day's pilgrimage, when she had raised her head and taken any note of the real objects about her.
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.
Embracing the last inch of orchard and hayfield, it turns at length reluctantly towards the east, the widening valley and the fat water-meadows.
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.