pasture NOUN 1) land covered with grass, suitable for grazing cattle or sheep. 2) grass growing on such land.
VERB put (animals) to graze in a pasture.
pastures new — Cf. ↑pastures new
put out to pasture — Cf. ↑put out to pasture
ORIGIN Latin pastura 'grazing' , from pascere 'graze' .

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