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cock's-foot

[koks-foo t] /ˈkɒksˌfʊt/
noun
Also, cocksfoot.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; so called from the appearance of the panicles

orchard grass

noun
1.
a weedy grass, Dactylis glomerata, often grown for pastures.
Also called cock's foot.
Origin
1755-65
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orchard grass

(Dactylis glomerata), perennial pasture, hay, and forage grass of the family Poaceae. It has flat leaf blades and open, irregular, stiff-branched panicles (flower clusters)

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