One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A coarse grass with long creeping roots, which can be troublesome in lawns and gardens.
- ‘This was the weedmat that defeated my oxalis and couch grass.’
- ‘It's constructed in the Han architectural style with yellow walls, black wood and couch grass.’
- ‘The main weeds dying back were creeping thistle, couch and mature knotgrass.’
- ‘This may not be fully achievable due to the highly altered environment and presence of couch grass, but an attempt will be made.’
- ‘Raspberries creep underground like couch grass, though unfortunately not so rampantly.’
Late 16th century: variant of quitch.
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