- bestraw (obsolete)
From Middle English bistrewen, from Old English bestrēowian (“to bestrew, besprinkle”), equivalent to be- + strew. Cognate with Dutch bestrooien (“to sprinkle, bestrew”), German bestreuen (“to sprinkle, cover”), Swedish beströ (“to strew, sprinkle, scatter”).
- (transitive) To strew or scatter about; throw or drop here and there.
- (transitive) To strew anything upon; strew over or about; cover or partially cover with things strewn; cover with straw or strewing.