crabgrass


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crab·grass

or crab grass  (krăb′grăs′)
n.
Any of certain annual grasses of the genus Digitaria, having prostrate stems that root at the nodes and widely naturalized in North America as weeds in lawns and agricultural fields.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crabgrass - grasses with creeping stems that root freelycrabgrass - grasses with creeping stems that root freely; a pest in lawns
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
crowfoot grass, Dactyloctenium aegypticum, Egyptian grass - a creeping grass with spikes like fingers
Digitaria, genus Digitaria - crab grass; finger grass
Digitaria sanguinalis, hairy finger grass, large crabgrass - a European forage grass grown for hay; a naturalized weed in United States
References in periodicals archive ?
Smooth crabgrass (Digitaria ischaemum) resistance to the synthetic auxin herbicide quinclorac was reported in 2002.
8) Robert Putnam, Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000); Kenneth Jackson, Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States (New York: Oxford University Press, 1985).
This encounter, according to Christopher Seller's Crabgrass Crucible, was felt first and keenest in post-war suburbia.
All you know for certain is how, next morning, you find him clutching the clump of crabgrass in his left hand, blue-faced, penis flopped over copper teeth of his zipper, red rope still taut, arcing overhead, his bottom suspended inches off the ground.
I'm still not allowed to buy the Turf Builder at Home Depot and use it to get rid of your crabgrass.
Using various analytical methods, he's trying to identify, measure, and monitor the yearly fluctuations of DDG chemicals that may have inhibited germination in crabgrass, chickweed, annual rye, and other weeds studied.
In his book Crabgrass Frontier, Kenneth Jackson describes the evolving concept of public housing in the latter part of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries that led to the now infamous projects that dot many major American cities.
Maintaining the ideal lawn is a constant battle against crabgrass, drought, weeds, and lawn-destroying vermin.
Every year, about this time, I first notice the appearance of crabgrass in my front lawn.
See also Jackson, Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States.
Gardeners dream that they'll awake some morning to find that the crabgrass has magically departed from the perennial beds.
Kenneth Jackson's classic, Crabgrass Frontier, goes further in examining the relation between community and suburb.