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    sward/meadow

    Is there any difference between the two?

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    Re: sward/meadow

    Hi mmasny

    See: AskOxford: sward
    sward
    noun
    1 an expanse of short grass.
    2 the upper layer of soil, especially when covered with grass

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    AskOxford: meadow
    meadow
    noun
    1 an area of grassland, especially one used for hay.
    2 a piece of low ground near a river

    Hope this helps
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    Re: sward/meadow

    A mwadow is an enclosed area in which animals graze; Sward is the surface layer of the ground consisting of grasses and other short growing plants, usually created as the resault of animals grazing..

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    Re: sward/meadow

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Sward is the surface layer of the ground consisting of grasses and other short growing plants, usually created as the resault of animals grazing..
    I'm not sure if I understand. So is sward a layer of the ground together with the grass growing on it? In this case, is there any difference between sward and sod?


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    Re: sward/meadow

    "Sod" is a chunk of eaearth, with or without the top soil and growing plants. Sward is the grassy surface produced by animal grazing.

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