twitch 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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  • Twitch grass — (Bot.) See {Quitch grass}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • twitch grass — n. = COUCH(2). Etymology: var. of QUITCH * * * I. noun see couch grass II. noun see twitch III * * * twitch grass, = couch grass. (Cf. ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • twitch 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)

  • twitch-grass — n. Couch grass, dog s grass, dog wheat, wheat grass, quitch grass, knot grass (Triticum repens) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • twitch grass. — See couch grass. [1680 90; alter. of quitch grass] * * * …   Universalium

  • twitch grass. — See couch grass. [1680 90; alter. of quitch grass] …   Useful english dictionary

  • twitch grass — noun couch grass. Origin C16: alt. of quitch …   English new terms dictionary

  • twitch-grass —  a long and rank sort of grass. North …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • twitch — 1. To jerk spasmodically. 2. A momentary spasmodic contraction of a muscle fiber. [A.S. twiccian] * * * twitch twich vi to undergo a brief spasmodic muscular contraction <the muscle twitched> twitch n a brief spasmodic contraction of muscle …   Medical dictionary

  • twitch — I. /twɪtʃ / (say twich) verb (t) 1. to give a short, sudden pull or tug at; jerk. 2. to pull or draw with a hasty jerk. 3. to move (a part of the body) with a jerk. 4. to pinch and pull sharply; nip. –verb (i) 5. to move or be moved in a quick,… …   Australian English dictionary

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