In genealogical research, occasionally absolute honesty is encountered within census returns. It could be a woman living as a householder’s “housekeeper” together with their children for example, or other similar circumstances.
In this 1911 census, one woman gave her marital status as “grass widow”.
This was a term used when the husband was often absent, and has several different possible origins. A more modern interpretation could be that a hobby such as golf often separates a couple, although it could also derive from the 19th century when women in the British Raj were sent to cooler, mountainous regions. An interpretation from earlier centuries is that a couple laid on the grass together, rather than a marital bed.
Whatever the exact derivations, in this case the census enumerator has crossed through this term, and shown her to be officially married.