Lawn vs Scarify - What's the difference?
As a noun lawn
is an open space between woods or lawn
can be (uncountable) a type of thin linen or cotton.
As a verb scarify is
(obsolete|or|nonstandard) to scar.
Early Modern English "; Old Norse & Old English land
An open space between woods.
Ground (generally in front of or around a house) covered with grass kept closely mown.
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(lb) An overgrown agar culture, such that no separation between single colonies exists.
* lawn mower
Apparently from (Laon) , a town in France known for its linen manufacturing.
(uncountable) A type of thin linen or cotton.
* 1897 , (Bram Stoker), Dracula :
* 1939 , (Raymond Chandler), The Big Sleep , Penguin 2011, p. 144:
- The stream had trickled over her chin and stained the purity of her lawn death robe.
(in the plural) Pieces of this fabric, especially as used for the sleeves of a bishop.
(countable, obsolete) A piece of clothing made from lawn.
* 1910 , Margaret Hill McCarter, The Price of the Prairie :
- He looked through the glass at the fire, set it down on the end of the desk and wiped his lips with a sheer lawn handkerchief.
(obsolete, or, nonstandard) To scar.
(obsolete, or, nonstandard) Denude, or lay waste to.
(horticulture) To remove thatch (build-up of organic matter on the soil) from a lawn, to dethatch.
(horticulture) To damage the testa (seed coat) of a seed by cutting, scraping, chemicals, hot water, or fire to allow permeation of water and faster germination.