To strew (a surface) with things so as to cover it.
The crowd bestrewed the streets with confetti.
To lie scattered over or about.
Books and papers bestrewed the desk.
To cover over (a surface) with something; strew.
To scatter (things) over or about a surface.
To lie scattered over or about (a surface)
Papers bestrewed the streets.
Origin of bestrew
- Middle English bistrewen from Old English bestrēowian be- be- strēowian to strew strew
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition