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1Grass growing in low-lying land; grass or similar plants growing on the bed of a body of water.
2(A type of) thick short grass, as contrasted with that of a longer, sparser growth.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in William Shakespeare (1564–1616), playwright and poet.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.