Sward is grass-covered soil.(noun)
An example of sward is a lawn in front of a house.
See sward in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME swarde < OE sweard, a skin, hide, akin to Ger schwarte, rind, hard skin, ON svọrthr, skin
See sward in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English sweard, skin.
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