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quack grass

noun, Inland North and North Midland U.S.
a couch grass, Agropyron repens, a pernicious weed in cultivated fields.
Origin of quack grass
1810-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • quack grass will run out other grass because it travels under ground in the root as well as above ground in the seed.

    Under the Maples John Burroughs
British Dictionary definitions for quack grass

quack grass

another name for couch grass
Word Origin
C19: a variant of quick grass
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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