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I knew a word that meant wayside grass in English; but now I can not remember.

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up vote 8 down vote accepted

Are you thinking of verge?

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This answers verges on the correct. – MT_Head Jun 4 '11 at 21:48
grrr... "answer", I meant... – MT_Head Jun 5 '11 at 1:16

If not the verge, then perhaps the median, which is the (usually grassy) strip in the middle of a divided road.

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You probably weren't thinking of way-waste; but I like it so much I have to suggest it.

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