cock-foot

cock's-foot

[koks-foot]
Also, cocksfoot.


Origin:
1690–1700; so called from the appearance of the panicles

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orchard grass

noun
a weedy grass, Dactylis glomerata, often grown for pastures.
Also called cock's foot.


Origin:
1755–65

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