barnyard grass

noun

Definition of barnyard grass

: a coarse annual panicled grass (Echinochloa crusgalli) that has flowers borne on only one side of the raceme and is nearly cosmopolitan as a weed in cultivated ground

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Recent Examples on the Web Vegetation like Pennsylvania smartweed, wild barnyard grass, and nutsedge draw ducks. Joe Arterburn, Outdoor Life, "12 Rules for Decoying Ducks and Geese," 13 Dec. 2019

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1818, in the meaning defined above

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“Barnyard grass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barnyard%20grass. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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