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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Couch grass.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A perennial grass (Agropyrum repens) having long running rootstalks, by which it spreads rapidly and pertinaciously, and so becomes a troublesome weed. Also called couch grass, quack grass, quick grass, twitch grass. See Illustration in Appendix.

Etymologies

Middle English quich, from Old English cwice; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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