Quack grass
Quack grass Quack" grass` (Bot.) See {Quitch grass}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • quack grass — n a European grass of the genus Agropyron (A. repens) that is naturalized throughout No. America and has roots and rhizome with diuretic properties called also couch grass, quitch, twitch …   Medical dictionary

  • quack grass — ☆ quack grass n. [var. of QUICK GRASS] COUCH GRASS …   English World dictionary

  • quack grass — noun European grass spreading rapidly by creeping rhizomes; naturalized in North America as a weed • Syn: ↑dog grass, ↑couch grass, ↑quackgrass, ↑quick grass, ↑witch grass, ↑witchgrass, ↑Agropyron repens …   Useful english dictionary

  • quack grass — Inland North and North Midland U.S. a couch grass, Agropyron repens, a pernicious weed in cultivated fields. [1810 20] * * * ▪ plant also called  couch grass , or  quick grass (Agropyron repens)        rapidly spreading grass of the family… …   Universalium

  • quack grass — Quitch grass Quitch grass (kw[i^]ch gr[.a]s ). [Properly quick grass, being probably so called from its vigorous growth, or from its tenacity of life. See {Quick}, and cf. {Couch grass}.] (Bot.) A perennial grass ({Agropyrum repens}) having long… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quack grass — paprastasis varputis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių šeimos pašarinis, prieskoninis, vaistinis augalas (Elytrigia repens), paplitęs šiaurės Afrikoje, Europoje ir Azijoje. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai (kvėpikliai). atitikmenys: lot …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • quack grass — noun Etymology: alteration of quick (grass), alteration of quitch (grass) Date: circa 1818 a European grass (Elytrigia repens syn. Agropyron repens) that is naturalized throughout North America and spreads by creeping rhizomes called also couch… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • quack grass — /ˈkwæk gras/ (say kwak grahs) noun → couch2. {variant of quitch grass} …   Australian English dictionary

  • quack grass — noun North American term for couch2. Origin C19: var. of quick, northern form of quitch …   English new terms dictionary

  • grass — grassless, adj. grasslike, adj. grassward, grasswards, adv. adj. /gras, grahs/, n. 1. any plant of the family Gramineae, having jointed stems, sheathing leaves, and seedlike grains. Cf. grass family. 2. such plants collectively, as when… …   Universalium

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