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 Pollen from timothy grass, bluegrass, and orchard grass peaks over the summer, and ragweed pollen spikes in the fall. Umair Irfan, Vox, "It’s not your imagination. Allergy season gets worse every year.," 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 14 Jul. 2020.

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