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lawn, grass turf or greensward cultivated in private yard or public park. A good lawn, or green, has both beauty and usefulness; its maintenance for golf, tennis, baseball, and other sports is a costly and specialized procedure. It requires good soil, frequent watering and mowing, and occasional rolling and fertilizing. Weed pests, such as dandelions and crabgrass, are eliminated by root removal or by spraying. Most lawn plants are types of clover and, especially, of grass. Bluegrass, white clover, and a few types of fescue and bent grass are most often selected for temperate climates in the United States. Bermuda grass, rye grass, St. Augustine grass (Stenotaphrum secundatum), and carpet grass (Axonopus affinus) are planted in warmer regions.

See U.S. Dept. of Agriculture bulletins; J. U. Crochett, Lawns and Ground Covers (1971).

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lawn1 / lôn/ • n. an area of short, mown grass in a yard, garden, or park. DERIVATIVES: lawned adj. lawn2 • n. a fine linen or cotton fabric used for making clothes. DERIVATIVES: lawn·y adj.

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lawn fine linen or cotton fabric used for making clothes, especially the sleeves of a bishop, from which it is used allusively. It is probably named from the French city of Laon, important for linen manufacture.

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lawn2 (arch.) open space between woods XVI; portion of level grass-covered ground kept mown XVIII. Later form of laund glade—OF. launde (mod. lande), of Celt. orig. (see LAND).

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lawn1 kind of fine linen. XV. prob. f. Laon, name of a town in France, an important place of linen manufacture.

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Lawn (lɔːn) Computing local area wireless network

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