Timothy grass
Timothy Tim"o*thy, n., or Timothy grass Tim"o*thy grass` [From Timothy Hanson, who carried the seed from New England to Maryland about 1720.] (Bot.) A kind of grass ({Phleum pratense}) with long cylindrical spikes; -- called also {herd's grass}, in England, {cat's-tail grass}, and {meadow cat's-tail grass}. It is much prized for fodder. See Illustration in Appendix. [1913 Webster]

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