witchgrass

noun
witch·​grass | \ ˈwich-ˌgras How to pronounce witchgrass (audio) \

Definition of witchgrass

2 [witch entry 1] : a North American grass (Panicum capillare) with slender brushy panicles that is often a weed on cultivated land

First Known Use of witchgrass

1790, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for witchgrass

probably alteration of quitch (grass)

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The first known use of witchgrass was in 1790

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“Witchgrass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/witchgrass. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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witchgrass

noun
witch·​grass | \ ˈwich-ˌgras How to pronounce witchgrass (audio) \

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