quitch grass


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quitch grass

 (kwĭch)
n.
Couch grass.

[Middle English quich, from Old English cwice; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.]
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quitch grass

n
(Plants) 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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It is also known as quack grass, couch grass, wheat grass, quitch grass, Shelly grass, knotgrass, devil's grass, and scutch grass and if you still don't know what I'm talking about, its Latin name is Agropyron repens.