(countable and uncountable, plural earshes)
- (archaic) stubble field.
From Middle English *ersch, from Old English ersc (“a park, preserve; stubble-field”).
Earsh (noun)(Old English ersc) was used in the south & west of England to describe a stubble field in which plant material – wheat, barley or rye- had been cut, leaving a short stubble or short stalks.
Noah Webster in Webster's Dictionary (1828) describes Earsh as a plowed (sic) field linking it to arrish but also to eadish which is described as latter pasture of grass that comes after mowing or reaping, called also eargrass, earsh, etch