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- n. Any of several grasses, of the genus Panicum, often found as a weed
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- n. North American grass with slender brushy panicles; often a weed on cultivated land
- n. European grass spreading rapidly by creeping rhizomes; naturalized in North America as a weed
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Among species characteristic of this habitat are Russian thistle, cocklebur, witchgrass, inland Sea Rocket and velvetleaf.
Digging and weeding and planting and tending my flowers, all this serves some primitive instinct, so that I feel much more like a pig rooting for truffles than a woman staking her delphiniums, or pulling up witchgrass, or transplanting phlox from a shady to a sunny spot.
K'shar pushed aside the tangled witchgrass and gazed upon the half-metamorphosed milestone with curious golden eyes.
They found Kellen kneeling by the side of the dirt road, peering at something amid a tangle of brambles and witchgrass.
He hurriedly made his way through the garden This late in the year, the garden was mostly a tangle of dried brown plants and witchgrass.
He tossed them over the porch rail and into an ancient flowerbed where only witchgrass and dogweed grew.
Here I am with my little forty nine-years -- no more hair than a billiard ball, a witchgrass beard that would make good herb-tea, foundations not too solid, feet as long as La Villette -- and with all the rest thin enough to take a bath in a musket-barrel.
We must accept whatever good can be got out of it, and keep it under as we do sorrel and mullein and witchgrass, by enriching the soil, and sowing good seed in plenty; by good teaching and good books, rather than by wasting our time in talking against it.
Further up there was witchgrass, sparse, then green and rank" then the first sweet smell of real grass, mixed with timothy and shaded by the first of the dwarfed firs.