Herd's grass
Herd Herd (h[~e]rd), n. [OE. herd, heord, AS. heord; akin to OHG. herta, G. herde, Icel. hj["o]r[eth], Sw. hjord, Dan. hiord, Goth. ha['i]rda; cf. Skr. [,c]ardha troop, host.] [1913 Webster] 1. A number of beasts assembled together; as, a herd of horses, oxen, cattle, camels, elephants, deer, or swine; a particular stock or family of cattle. [1913 Webster]

The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea. --Gray. [1913 Webster]

Note: Herd is distinguished from flock, as being chiefly applied to the larger animals. A number of cattle, when driven to market, is called a drove. [1913 Webster]

2. A crowd of low people; a rabble. [1913 Webster]

But far more numerous was the herd of such Who think too little and who talk too much. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

You can never interest the common herd in the abstract question. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

{Herd's grass} (Bot.), one of several species of grass, highly esteemed for hay. See under {Grass}. [1913 Webster]


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  • herd's 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • herd's grass — 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

  • Herd — (h[ e]rd), n. [OE. herd, heord, AS. heord; akin to OHG. herta, G. herde, Icel. hj[ o]r[eth], Sw. hjord, Dan. hiord, Goth. ha[ i]rda; cf. Skr. [,c]ardha troop, host.] [1913 Webster] 1. A number of beasts assembled together; as, a herd of horses,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • Grass bird — 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

  • Grass cloth — 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

  • Grass finch — 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

  • Grass lamb — 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

  • Grass land — 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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