Definition of cocksfoot in English:



  • A pasture grass with broad leaves and green or purplish flowering spikes.

    Dactylis glomerata, family Gramineae

    North American term orchard grass
    • ‘We drove a few miles to the visitor centre, and then walked along a nature trail, surrounded by knapweed and cocksfoot, home to butterflies and dragonflies.’
    • ‘Allow natural colonisation of seed tussocky grasses such as cocksfoot and Yorkshire fog.’
    • ‘He joined his father in the grass seeding from an early age, first as billy boy and then cutting the cocksfoot.’
    • ‘In the field experiment, two cultivars of cocksfoot and their hybrid were compared.’