witch grass

witch grass

noun
a panic grass, Panicum capillare, having a bushlike compound panicle, common as a weed in North America.

Origin:
1780–90, Americanism; probably alteration of quitch grass

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witch grass

noun
1. North American grass with slender brushy panicles; often a weed on cultivated land [syn: witchgrass
2. European grass spreading rapidly by creeping rhizomes; naturalized in North America as a weed [syn: dog grass
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