quack grass

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Definition of quack grass

: a European grass (Elytrigia repens synonym Agropyron repens) that is naturalized throughout North America and spreads by creeping rhizomes

called also couch grass, quitch, twitch, witchgrass

Examples of quack grass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are many different types of weeds that can spoil a lush, green lawn: crabgrass, dandelions, white clover, quack grass, wood sorrel, bindweed, broad-leaf plantain, cinquefoil and creeping charley to name a few. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Get Rid of Lawn Weeds," 19 Apr. 2019 Buckwheat This fast-growing non-wheat crop is excellent at suppressing weeds like quack grass. Sunset, "Top 10 Cover Crops for Your Fall Garden," 22 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of quack grass

circa 1818, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for quack grass

alteration of quick (grass), alteration of quitch (grass)

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The first known use of quack grass was circa 1818

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“Quack grass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quack%20grass. Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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Medical Definition of quack grass

: a European grass of the genus Agropyron (A. repens) that is naturalized throughout North America and has roots and rhizome with diuretic properties

called also couch grass, quitch, twitch, witchgrass

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