knotgrass

noun
knot·​grass | \ ˈnät-ˌgras How to pronounce knotgrass (audio) \

Definition of knotgrass

1 : a cosmopolitan prostrate weed (Polygonum aviculare) of the buckwheat family with jointed stems, prominent sheathing stipules, and minute flowers broadly : any of several congeneric plants
2 : any of several grasses (such as Paspalum distichum) with markedly jointed stems

Examples of knotgrass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This Series should play on a field of gout-wort, grommel and knotgrass. John Hyduk, New York Times, "Cleveland Indians Fans Hope That Ghosts of Past Are Put to Rest," 24 Oct. 2016

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First Known Use of knotgrass

1538, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Knotgrass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knotgrass. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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