Definition of couch grass in English:

couch grass


  • A coarse grass with long creeping roots, which can be troublesome in lawns and gardens.

    twitch grass
    , → quack grass
    , and → quitch
    • ‘It's constructed in the Han architectural style with yellow walls, black wood and couch grass.’
    • ‘This was the weedmat that defeated my oxalis and couch grass.’
    • ‘Raspberries creep underground like couch grass, though unfortunately not so rampantly.’
    • ‘This may not be fully achievable due to the highly altered environment and presence of couch grass, but an attempt will be made.’
    • ‘The main weeds dying back were creeping thistle, couch and mature knotgrass.’


Late 16th century: variant of quitch.


couch grass

/ˈko͞oCH ˌɡras/