Turf

Definition of Turf

Pronunciation: tûrf
n.1.That upper stratum of earth and vegetable mold which is filled with the roots of grass and other small plants, so as to adhere and form a kind of mat; sward; sod.
At his head a grass-green turf.
- Shak.
The Greek historian sets her in the field on a high heap of turves.
- Milton.
2.Peat, especially when prepared for fuel. See Peat.
3.Race course; horse racing; - preceded by the.
Turf ant
(Zool.) a small European ant (Formica flava) which makes small ant-hills on heaths and commons.
Turf drain
a drain made with turf or peat.
Turf hedge
a hedge or fence formed with turf and plants of different kinds.
Turf house
a house or shed formed of turf, common in the northern parts of Europe.
Turf moss
a tract of turfy, mossy, or boggy land.
Turf spade
a spade for cutting and digging turf, longer and narrower than the common spade.
v. t.1.To cover with turf or sod; as, to turf a bank, or the border of a terrace.
[imp. & p. p. Turfed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Turfing.]

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