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EtymologyEdit

From Old French abateure, from the verb abatre (to knock down, to destroy). See abate

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

abature (plural abatures)

  1. (usually in the plural) Grass and sprigs beaten or trampled down by a stag passing through them. [Late 16th century.][1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “abature” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, →ISBN, page 2.