Toft

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toft

1. A knoll or hill. A tower on a toft.

2. A grove of trees; also, a plain.

3. A place where a messuage has once stood; the site of a burnt or decayed house.

Origin: OE. Toft a knoll; akin to LG. Toft a field hedged in, not far from a house, Icel. Topt a green knoll, grassy place, place marked out for a house, Dan. Toft.