orchard grass

noun
\ ˈȯr-chərd-ˌgras How to pronounce orchard grass (audio) \
variants: or orchardgrass

Definition of orchard grass

: a widely grown tall stout hay and pasture grass (Dactylis glomerata) of Eurasia that grows in tufts and has loose open panicles

called also cocksfoot

Examples of orchard grass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The project would start in September with regrading, or tilling the soil with nutrient-rich materials at an equal depth to cure aged soil compaction, re-establishing the historic furrows for flood watering and planting orchard grass. The Salt Lake Tribune, 14 Mar. 2021 Rash now farms 30 acres of hay annually, doing about four cuttings of alfalfa, three cuttings of orchard grass and about two cuttings of timothy hay. Lois Szymanski, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 9 Nov. 2020 Pollen from timothy grass, bluegrass, and orchard grass peaks over the summer, and ragweed pollen spikes in the fall. Umair Irfan, Vox, 28 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of orchard grass

1764, in the meaning defined above

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“Orchard grass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orchard%20grass. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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