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From Middle English edgrow, edgrowe, from Old English *edgrōwe (regrowth), from edgrōwan (to grow back), suggested by derivative edgrōwung (a regrowing, a growing again), equivalent to ed- +‎ grow.



edgrow (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) Aftergrass; eddish.
    • 1699 July 29, a letter published in 1894 in the reports of Great Britain's Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts:
      1699, July 29 — This week has produced much rain here; if the same be at Brampton, will not you please to order the grounds to be watered, which may produce good "edgrow."
    • 1800, Hester Lynch Piozzi, Thraliana, 15 August:
      Very fine Weather—remarkably hot & dry; the Shrubs languishing for Rain, the Edgrew all burn'd up—a fire in the upper Country amongst the Heaths, & they can't extinguish it for want of Water.
    • 1988, The Great Awakening in Wales, page 99:
      Similarly, Thomas Bowen of Tyddyn, Llanidloes, complained to Harris about the 'careless sayings' of a brother called Jones who at a society meeting in Montgomeryshire uttered words like the following:
      You shall be turn'd into the Clover, and afterwards into the Edgrow which was brought [= ? bought] with the blood of the Lamb: the Sun circulateth in the Blood of the Lamb.