dog bent

noun
variants: or dog's bent

Definition of dog bent

: a common grass (Agrostis canina) with slender culms, narrow leaves, and a long-awned lemma

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History and Etymology for dog bent

so called from its being eaten by sick dogs, supposedly as an emetic

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“Dog bent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dog%20bent. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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