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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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  • By creeping root-stocks, as June grass, quack-grass and toad-flax.

    Seeds of Michigan Weeds W. J. (William James) Beal
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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