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quitch

[kwich] /kwɪtʃ/
noun
Also, quitch grass.
Origin
late Middle English
900
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/
noun
1.
another name for couch grass Sometimes shortened to quitch
Word Origin
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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