quick grass

quick 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 running rootstalks, by which it spreads rapidly and pertinaciously, and so becomes a troublesome weed. Also called {couch grass}, {quack grass}, {quick grass}, {twitch grass}. See Illustration in Appendix. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Quick grass — Quick Quick, a. [Compar. {Quicker}; superl. {Quickest}.] [As. cwic, cwicu, cwucu, cucu, living; akin to OS. quik, D. kwik, OHG. quec, chec, G. keck bold, lively, Icel. kvikr living, Goth. qius, Lith. q[=y]vas, Russ. zhivoi, L. vivus living,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quick grass — Grass Grass, n. [OE. gras, gres, gers, AS, gr[ae]s, g[ae]rs; akin to OFries. gres, gers, OS., D., G., Icel., & Goth. gras, Dan. gr[ae]s, Sw. gr[aum]s, and prob. to E. green, grow. Cf. {Graze}.] 1. Popularly: Herbage; the plants which constitute… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quick grass — quick′ grass n. pln a couch grass Agropyron repens[/ex] • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • quick grass — n. COUCH GRASS …   English World dictionary

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

  • quick grass — tikroji knisažolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, pašarinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Cynodon dactylon), kilęs iš Azijos. atitikmenys: lot. Cynodon dactylon angl. Bahama grass; Bermuda grass; common… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • quick 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)

  • quick-grass — n. Knot grass, dog wheat, dog s grass, couch grass, wheat grass, twitch grass, quitch grass, quickens (Triticum repens) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • quick grass — /ˈkwɪk gras/ (say kwik grahs) noun → couch2. {quick, variant of quitch (grass)} …   Australian English dictionary

  • quick grass — the couch grass, Agropyron repens. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

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