Definition of couch grass in English:

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couch grass

Pronunciation: /ˈko͞oCH ˌɡras/

noun

A coarse grass with long creeping roots, which can be troublesome in lawns and gardens.
  • Genera Elymus and Agropyron, family Gramineae: several species, in particular the common couch (A. repens).
Example sentences
  • This was the weedmat that defeated my oxalis and couch grass.
  • Raspberries creep underground like couch grass, though unfortunately not so rampantly.
  • It's constructed in the Han architectural style with yellow walls, black wood and couch grass.

Origin

Late 16th century: variant of quitch.

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Syllabification: couch grass

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