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- another term for couch grass
- ‘In his pasture, edible weeds like dandelion, chicory, quack grass and even stinging nettles are allowed to thrive.’
- ‘Fast-growing fall cover crops outcompete late-season weeds like quack grass and chickweed.’
- ‘My worst weeds are the perennials that spread with runners, like quack grass.’
- ‘A recent example is a cross with bread wheat and quack grass.’
- ‘However, many people have different kinds of thick bladed grass in their lawn such as quack grass.’
Early 19th century: quack, variant of quick, northern form of quitch.
quack grass/ˈkwak ˌɡras/
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