crab grass


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n crab grass grasses with creeping stems that root freely; a pest in lawns
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Crab grass (Bot) A grass (Digitaria sanguinalis syn. Panicum sanguinalis); -- called also finger grass.
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  • Charles M. Schulz
    “Big sisters are the crab grass in the lawn of life.”


In literature:

The whole district from Crab Orchard to Bear Grass is mad about him.
"The Crossing" by Winston Churchill
Oats, millet, peas (vine and all), broadcast corn, Bermuda and crab-grass hay, are all much cheaper and equally good.
"Camp-Fire and Cotton-Field" by Thomas W. Knox
Blue grass frequently behaves thus in the North, and crab grass in the South.
"Clovers and How to Grow Them" by Thomas Shaw
There are no mollusks, no star-fish, no shells or crabs; there is not a single bush or blade of grass.
"Holland, v. 1 (of 2)" by Edmondo de Amicis
In the economy of farmers entirely up against the crab-grass in the cotton-patch, the mule is mightier than the sword.
"Oklahoma Sunshine" by Freeman E. (Freeman Edwin) Miller
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. V, August, 1878, No 10." by Various
He turned about sharply and saw the farm-hand struggle up crab-fashion from the grass.
"The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" by Various
Digging the mellow soil and cutting down the succulent weeds and crab-grass was a fascinating pastime rather than a disagreeable task.
"The Hills of Refuge" by Will N. Harben
In another column a Kansas correspondent speaks of the crab grass in an exceedingly favorable way.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 12, March 22, 1884" by Various

In poetry:

The russet, crab and cottage red
burn to the sun’s hot brass,
then drop like sweat from every branch
and bubble in the grass.
"Apples" by Laurie Lee

In news:

It's called Kansas Crab Grass .
Follow the Crab Grass .
It's called Kansas Crab Grass.
In what year was the World Famous Crab Grass Band founded.
Among others things, officials want to see how the dredges tear up mud, sand and underwater grasses and whether the dredges maim crabs.
Sediment can cloud the water, blocking out sunlight needed by the underwater grasses that provide food and shelter for fish and crabs.