from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The latter (i.e. second) mowing, a second crop of grass grown after the first was harvested
- n. The later result(s), consequence(s), further development(s)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The latter, or second, mowing; the aftermath.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The latter mowing; aftermath.
after (from Old English æfter "after, next, following in time", itself from Old English of "off" + the comparative suffix -ter) + math (dialectal, from Old English mæð "mowing", from the Proto-Germanic *mēþan) (Wiktionary)
Few if any flowers come up after the scythe has gone over, except the white clover, which almost alone shows in the aftermath, or, as country people call it, the 'lattermath.'