Entry from British & World English dictionary
A shallow pond, especially an artificial one made on downs where the water supply from springs or surface drainage is inadequate.
- So, the team has constructed a dew pond, an artificial reservoir traditionally favoured by farmers of chalky landscapes such as those in which the wood is situated.
- However there is only one roadside dew pond out in the countryside - and it is this one which is in my garden.
- In Wiltshire, on the clay above the chalk there are a number of ponds, sometimes known as ‘dew ponds’, which generally do not dry out in the summer.
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