Aftermath

AFTERMATH
from the Oxford english dictionary
  • The consequences or after-effects of a significant unpleasant event:
  • ‘food prices soared in the aftermath of the drought’
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Farming
New grass growing after mowing or harvest.
Etymology
1520s, originally a second crop of grass grown on the same land after the first had been harvested, from after + -math, from Old English mæð “a mowing, cutting of grass,” from PIE root *mē- (4) “to cut down grass or grain” (see math (n.2)).Also known as aftercrop (1560s), aftergrass (1680s), lattermath, fog (n.2). Figurative sense is by 1650s. Compare French regain “aftermath,” from re- + Old French gain, gaain “grass which grows in mown meadows,” from Frankish or some other Germanic source similar to Old High German weida “grass, pasture.”
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