Definitions

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

  • n. An annual North American grass (Panicum capillare) having branching, purplish panicles.
  • n. See couch grass.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a North American grass, Panicum capillare
  • n. a European grass that spreads rapidly; couch grass

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a kind of grass (Panicum capillare) with minute spikelets on long, slender pedicels forming a light, open panicle.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. European grass spreading rapidly by creeping rhizomes; naturalized in North America as a weed
  • n. North American grass with slender brushy panicles; often a weed on cultivated land

Etymologies

Probably alteration of quitch grass.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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