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Alteration (due to growth), of edgrow, equivalent to ed- +‎ growth. More at edgrow.


edgrowth (uncountable)

  1. Synonym of edgrow (aftergrass, eddish)
    • 1635 Mary 15, entry in the Wigan Leger, published in 1889 in the Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected with the Palatine Counties of Lancaster and Chester, section on the History of the Church and Manor of Wigan, page 386:
      John Bullock, [...] desired he might diglage of me for this year, 1635; and, [...] I doe now let him the hay & edgrowth thereof for this present summer 1635; [...]
    • 1895, Calendar of State Papers: Of the Reign of Charles II, volume 11, summarizing a petition from 1671 October 12 of John Kendall of Thetford to Lord Arlington:
      [...] the sea overflowed [...] drowning many hundreds of great marsh sheep, destroying 400 or 500 acres of edgrowth (sic) or after-grass and old grass, and injuring his hay; [...]