Definition of Bowling green

1. Noun. A town in southern Kentucky.

Generic synonyms: Town
Group relationships: Bluegrass State, Kentucky, Ky

2. Noun. A field of closely mowed turf for playing bowls.

Definition of Bowling green

1. Noun. A finely-laid, close-mown and rolled stretch of lawn for playing the game of bowls. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bowling Green

bowline knot
bowling alley
bowling alleys
bowling average
bowling averages
bowling ball
bowling crease
bowling creases
bowling equipment
bowling figures
bowling green (current term)
bowling greens
bowling league
bowling out
bowling pin
bowling score
bowling shoe
bowls of cherries
bowls out

Literary usage of Bowling green

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1. The London Pleasure Gardens of the Eighteenth Century by Arthur Edgar Wroth, ., Warwick William Wroth (1896)
"He converted the bowling green, which was near the corner of Penton Street, 1 The place appears to be referred to as early as 1633 as "the bowling place in ..."

2. Southern History of the War: The First Year of the War by Edward Alfred Pollard (1863)
"General Buckner at bowling green.—Camp " Dick Robinson. ... Inadequacy of his Forces at bowling green.—Neglect and Indifference of the Confederate ..."

3. History of the United States of America Under the Constitution by James Schouler (1899)
"To command all these western forces of the Confederacy Jefferson Davis sent his favorite general, Albert Sidney Johnston, who made bowling green his ..."

4. Collections by Massachusetts Historical Society (1879)
"1 Drake says the bowling green was, in 1722, the space between Cambridge Street, the Mill Pond, and Sudbury Street. That is, the space bounded by the ..."

5. Publications by Scotland Bannatyne Club (Edinburgh, Bannatyne Club (Edinburgh, Scotland) (1854)
"church on Sunday, and walked up to the manse. I cannot describe my sensations. On Monday I passed the bowling green at ..."

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