witch grass

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n witch grass European grass spreading rapidly by creeping rhizomes; naturalized in North America as a weed
    • n witch grass North American grass with slender brushy panicles; often a weed on cultivated land
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Witch grass (Bot) a kind of grass (Panicum capillare) with minute spikelets on long, slender pedicels forming a light, open panicle.
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Usage

In literature:

Nothing flourishes but witch-grass and canker-worms.
"Gala-days" by Gail Hamilton
The damp grass of the church-yard and the witches' den are bugbears no longer.
"Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast" by Samuel Adams Drake
Myron was hoein', too; we can't keep the witch grass out of that field, try our best.
"Pippin; A Wandering Flame" by Laura E. Richards
He did not like witch-grass; he never could see the use of the pesky stuff.
"Narcissa, or the Road to Rome" by Laura E. Richards
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