goose-grass

goose grass

noun

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English

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goose grass

noun
1. annual having the stem beset with curved prickles; North America and Europe and Asia [syn: cleavers
2. low-growing perennial having leaves silvery beneath; northern United States; Europe; Asia [syn: silverweed
3. annual weedy grass used for hay 
4. coarse annual grass having fingerlike spikes of flowers; native to Old World tropics; a naturalized weed elsewhere [syn: yardgrass
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