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nounEnglish Regional, Southern
A stubble-field; stubble; = "eddish". Formerly also (occasionally): an aftergrowth of grass, clover, etc., after mowing.
Old English; earliest use found in Royal Charter: King Caedwalla to Bishop Wilfrid. Probably from the Germanic base of ear + the Germanic base of -ish, although no cognates are known.
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