Quitch grass

Quitch' grass` (kwĭch' grȧs`). [ Properly quick grass , being probably so called from its vigorous growth, or from its tenacity of life. See Quick , and confer Couch grass .] (Botany) A perennial grass ( Agropyrum repens ) having long running rootstalks, by which it spreads rapid...
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quitch grass

<botany> 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, quick grass, quick grass, twitch grass. ... Origin: Properly quick grass, being probably so called from its vigorous growth, or from its tenacity of life. See...
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Quitch grass

• 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, quick grass, quick grass, twitch grass. See Illustration in Appendix.
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