herd's-grass

noun

variants or less commonly herd grass
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plural herd's-grasses
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[so called from its being frequently sown in mixtures with timothy] : redtop sense 1

Word History

Etymology

after John Herd, who in 1700 found timothy growing in New Hampshire

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“Herd's-grass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/herd%27s-grass. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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