|v. t.||1.||To coved over in the season of winter, as for protection or shelter; as, to winter-ground the roods of a plant.|
The ruddock would . . . bring thee all this,
Yea, and furred moss besides, when flowers are none
To winter-ground thy corse.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.