witchgrass
noun Etymology: probably alteration of quitch (grass) Date: 1790 1. quack grass 2. [witch (I)] a North American grass (Panicum capillare) with slender brushy panicles that is often a weed on cultivated land

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  • witchgrass — noun 1. European grass spreading rapidly by creeping rhizomes; naturalized in North America as a weed • Syn: ↑dog grass, ↑couch grass, ↑quackgrass, ↑quack grass, ↑quick grass, ↑witch grass, ↑Agropyron repens …   Useful english dictionary

  • witchgrass — witch grass n. 1. An annual North American grass (Panicum capillare) having branching, purplish panicles. 2. See couch grass.   [Probably alteration of quitch grass.] * * * …   Universalium

  • witchgrass — noun Any of several grasses, of the genus Panicum, often found as a weed …   Wiktionary

  • witchgrass — witch·grass wich .gras n QUACK GRASS …   Medical dictionary

  • old witchgrass — noun North American grass with slender brushy panicles; often a weed on cultivated land • Syn: ↑witchgrass, ↑witch grass, ↑old witch grass, ↑tumble grass, ↑Panicum capillare • Hypernyms: ↑panic grass * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • fall witchgrass — noun : a tufted No. American perennial grass (Leptoloma cognatum) with flat leaves, brittle culms, and very diffuse terminal panicles that break away at maturity and become tumbleweeds …   Useful english dictionary

  • бес-трава — witchgrass то же, что дьявольская трава …   Тёмная башня Стивена Кинга. Толковый словарь к книге.

  • List of Canadian plants by family PQ — Main page: List of Canadian plants by familyFamilies: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I J K | L | M | N | O | P Q | R | S | T | U V W | X Y Z Paeoniaceae * Paeonia brownii western peony Pallaviciniaceae * Moerckia blyttii * Moerckia hibernica *… …   Wikipedia

  • tumble grass — noun North American grass with slender brushy panicles; often a weed on cultivated land • Syn: ↑witchgrass, ↑witch grass, ↑old witchgrass, ↑old witch grass, ↑Panicum capillare • Hypernyms: ↑panic grass * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • witch grass — noun 1. European grass spreading rapidly by creeping rhizomes; naturalized in North America as a weed • Syn: ↑dog grass, ↑couch grass, ↑quackgrass, ↑quack grass, ↑quick grass, ↑witchgrass, ↑Agropyron repens …   Useful english dictionary

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