crabgrass

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noun crab·grass \ˈkrab-ˌgras\

Definition of crabgrass

  1. :  a grass (especially Digitaria sanguinalis) that has creeping or decumbent stems which root freely at the nodes and that is often a pest in turf or cultivated lands

1743

First Known Use of crabgrass

1743


CRABGRASS Defined for English Language Learners

crabgrass

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noun crab·grass \ˈkrab-ˌgras\

Definition of crabgrass for English Language Learners

  • : a thick type of grass that often grows and spreads quickly in places where it is not wanted


CRABGRASS Defined for Kids

crabgrass

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noun crab·grass \ˈkrab-ˌgras\

Definition of crabgrass for Students

  1. :  a weedy grass with coarse stems that root at the joints


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