Quaking grass
Quaking Quak"ing, a. & n. from {Quake}, v. [1913 Webster]

{Quaking aspen} (Bot.), an American species of poplar ({Populus tremuloides}), the leaves of which tremble in the lightest breeze. It much resembles the European aspen. See {Aspen}.

{Quaking bog}, a bog of forming peat so saturated with water that it shakes when trodden upon.

{Quaking grass}. (Bot.) (a) One of several grasses of the genus {Briza}, having slender-stalked and pendulous ovate spikelets, which quake and rattle in the wind. {Briza maxima} is the large quaking grass; {Briza media} and {Briza minor} are the smaller kinds. (b) Rattlesnake grass ({Glyceria Canadensis}). [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • quaking grass — n. any of a genus (Briza) of annual or perennial grasses having delicate spikelets on very thin stalks that tremble in the lightest breeze …   English World dictionary

  • quaking grass — kiškio ašarėlė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, pašarinis augalas (Briza media), paplitęs Europoje ir Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Briza media angl. perennial quaking grass; quaking grass; totter grass šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • quaking grass — Rattlesnake Rat tle*snake (r[a^]t t l*sn[=a]k ), n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of venomous American snakes belonging to the genera {Crotalus} and {Caudisona}, or {Sistrurus}; sometimes also called {rattler}. They have a series of horny …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quaking grass — ašarėlės statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šeima. Migliniai – Poaceae (R. Br.) Barnhart atitikmenys: lot. Briza angl. quaking grass; trembling grass vok. Zittergras rus. бриза; дражалка; трясунка lenk. drżączka ryšiai: žiūrėk – ašarėlė …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • quaking grass — /ˈkweɪkɪŋ gras/ (say kwayking grahs) noun any grass of the genus Briza, characterised as being erect annuals or perennials with slender, spreading inflorescences which are readily shaken by the wind, as shell grass …   Australian English dictionary

  • quaking-grass — quāˈking grass noun A moorland grass of the genus Briza, with pendulous, panicled, tremulous spikelets • • • Main Entry: ↑quake …   Useful english dictionary

  • quaking grass — any of several grasses of the genus Briza, having spikelets with slender, drooping stalks. [1590 1600] * * * ▪ plant       any of about 20 species of slender annual or perennial grasses making up the genus Briza (family Poaceae), named for the… …   Universalium

  • quaking grass — noun a grass with oval or heart shaped flower heads which tremble in the wind. [Genus Briza.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • quaking grass — noun 1. : any of several grasses of the genus Briza having slender stalked and pendulous ovate spikelets that quake and rattle in the wind 2. : rattlesnake grass …   Useful english dictionary

  • common quaking grass — kiškio ašarėlės statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Briza media angl. common quaking grass; cowquake; doddering dillies; intermediate quaking grass; perennial quaking grass; trembling grass vok. Flittergras; gemeines Zittergras;… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

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