Agrostis vulgaris
Bent Bent, n. [AS. beonet; akin to OHG. pinuz, G. binse, rush, bent grass; of unknown origin.] 1. A reedlike grass; a stalk of stiff, coarse grass. [1913 Webster]

His spear a bent, both stiff and strong. --Drayton. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) A grass of the genus {Agrostis}, esp. {Agrostis vulgaris}, or redtop. The name is also used of many other grasses, esp. in America. [1913 Webster]

3. Any neglected field or broken ground; a common; a moor. [Obs.] --Wright. [1913 Webster]

Bowmen bickered upon the bent. --Chevy Chase. [1913 Webster]


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  • Agrostis vulgaris — Agrostis A*gros tis, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?.] A genus of grasses, including species called in common language bent grass. Some of them, as redtop ({Agrostis vulgaris}), are valuable pasture grasses. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Agrostis vulgaris — 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

  • Agrostis vulgaris — Redtop Red top ( t?p ), n. (Bot.) A kind of grass ({Agrostis vulgaris}) highly valued in the United States for pasturage and hay for cattle; called also {English grass}, and in some localities {herd s grass}. See Illustration in Appendix. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Agrostis vulgaris With. — Symbol AGCA5 Synonym Symbol AGVU2 Botanical Family Poaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Agrostis Commun — Agrostis capillaris …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • Agrostis — A*gros tis, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?.] A genus of grasses, including species called in common language bent grass. Some of them, as redtop ({Agrostis vulgaris}), are valuable pasture grasses. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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