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couch grass

n.
A Eurasian grass (Elymus repens syn. Agropyron repens) that has whitish-yellow root stocks and is a weed of North American cereal crops. Also called quack grass, witchgrass.

[Alteration of quitch grass.]
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couch grass

(kaʊtʃ; kuːtʃ)
n
(Plants) a grass, Agropyron repens, with a yellowish-white creeping underground stem by which it spreads quickly: a troublesome weed. Sometimes shortened to: couch Also called: scutch grass, twitch grass or quitch grass
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couch′ grass`

(kaʊtʃ, kutʃ)
n.
any of various grasses that have rapidly spreading underground stems and are troublesome weeds. Also called quitch.
[1570–80; couch, variant of quitch]
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Noun1.couch grass - European grass spreading rapidly by creeping rhizomescouch grass - European grass spreading rapidly by creeping rhizomes; naturalized in North America as a weed
wheatgrass, wheat-grass - a grass of the genus Agropyron
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couch grass

nQuecke f
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