couch-grass

couch grass

[kouch, kooch]
noun
any of various grasses, especially Agropyron repens, known chiefly as troublesome weeds and characterized by creeping rootstocks that spread rapidly.
Also called quitch.


Origin:
1570–80; couch, variant of quitch

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couch grass (kaʊtʃ, kuːtʃ)
 
n
Sometimes shortened to: couch, scutch grass, twitch grass, Also called: quitch grass a grass, Agropyron repens, with a yellowish-white creeping underground stem by which it spreads quickly: a troublesome weed

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