quitch grass


Also, quitch grass.

before 900; late Middle English quich, Old English cwice; cognate with Dutch kweek, Norwegian kvike; akin to quick (adj.)

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quitch grass (kwɪtʃ)
another name for couch grass Sometimes shortened to: quitch
[Old English cwice; perhaps related to cwicu living, quick (with the implication that the grass cannot be killed); compare Dutch kweek, Norwegian kvike, German Queckengras]

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