herd's grass

herd's-grass

[hurdz-gras, -grahs]
noun
timothy or redtop, used for hay or pasture.

Origin:
1730–40, Americanism; named after John Herd, who in 1700 found it growing in New Hampshire

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herd's grass

noun
grass with long cylindrical spikes grown in northern United States and Europe for hay [syn: timothy
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