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 tall redtop is {Triodia seslerioides}. [1913 Webster]

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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • herd's-grass — ☆ herd s grass [hʉrdz′gras΄ ] n. 1. REDTOP 2. TIMOTHY …   English World dictionary

  • 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 — baltoji smilga statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Daugiametis, vasarinis, retakeris, vėlyvas, pašarinis, žolinis miglinių (Poaceae), seniau varpinių (Gramineae), šeimos augalas. Nušienauta žolė gerai atželia, pakelia mindymą, užliejimą.… …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • herd's-grass — noun also herd grass ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ (plural herd s grasses) Etymology: after John Herd, who in 1700 found timothy growing in N.H. 1. : timothy 2. [so called from its being frequently sown in mixtures with timothy] …   Useful english dictionary

  • herd's grass — noun grass with long cylindrical spikes grown in northern United States and Europe for hay • Syn: ↑timothy, ↑Phleum pratense • Hypernyms: ↑grass • Member Holonyms: ↑Phleum, ↑genus Phleum …   Useful english dictionary

  • herd's-grass — n. 1. [New England.] Cat s tail, timothy grass (Phleum pratense). 2. [Pennsylvania.] Red top (Agrostis vulgaris) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • herd's-grass — /herrdz gras , grahs /, n. timothy or redtop, used for hay or pasture. [1730 40, Amer.; named after John Herd, who in 1700 found it growing in New Hampshire] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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

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