Quitch 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]

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  • quitch grass — I. noun see couch grass II. noun see quitch * * * quitch «kwihch», noun, or quitch grass, couch grass, a kind of spreading grass that is a common weed in gardens. ╂[Old English cwice, related to cwic quick. Compare etym. und …   Useful english dictionary

  • quitch-grass — n. See quick grass …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • quitch grass — /ˈkwɪtʃ gras/ (say kwich grahs) noun → couch2. {Middle English, Old English cwice; related to quick (adjective) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Quitch — (kw[i^]ch), n. 1. (Bot.) Same as {Quitch grass}. [1913 Webster] 2. Figuratively: A vice; a taint; an evil. [1913 Webster] To pick the vicious quitch Of blood and custom wholly out of him. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quitch — kwich n QUACK GRASS called also quitch grass …   Medical dictionary

  • quitch — /kwich/, n. See couch grass. Also, quitch grass. [bef. 900; late ME quich, OE cwice; c. D kweek, Norw kvike; akin to QUICK (adj.)] * * * …   Universalium

  • quitch — [[t]kwɪtʃ[/t]] n. pln couch grass Also called quitch′ grass . Etymology: bef. 900; late ME quich, OE cwice; c. D kweek, Norw kvike; akin to quick (adj.) …   From formal English to slang

  • quitch — n. (in full quitch grass) = COUCH(2). Etymology: OE cwice, perh. rel. to QUICK …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grass bass — 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

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