Definition of dew pond in English:

dew pond


  • A shallow pond, especially an artificial one made on downs where the water supply from springs or surface drainage is inadequate.

    • ‘She works to protect hayfields, hedgerows, streams, dew ponds, and their wildlife.’
    • ‘She has worked to conserve and restore many ‘middle landscapes’ like hay fields, hedgerows, dew ponds, and countryside streams.’
    • ‘So, the team has constructed a dew pond, an artificial reservoir traditionally favoured by farmers of chalky landscapes such as those in which the wood is situated.’
    • ‘In Wiltshire, on the clay above the chalk there are a number of ponds, sometimes known as ‘dew ponds’, which generally do not dry out in the summer.’
    • ‘Between a third and half of the dew ponds, unique to the limestone dales in the White Peak, have also disappeared.’
    • ‘However there is only one roadside dew pond out in the countryside - and it is this one which is in my garden.’