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crabgrass Syllabification: crab·grass
Pronunciation: /ˈkrabˌɡras/

Definition of crabgrass in English:


North American
A creeping grass that can become a serious weed.
  • Digitaria and other genera, family Gramineae: several species, in particular D. sanguinalis and D. ciliaris
Example sentences
  • I do not want to have to deal with weeds and crabgrass at the same time.
  • One unique tel sequence was found in sorghum, hairy crabgrass, barley, rye, and pearl millet, as was found in rice.
  • Orchardgrass and clover, Matua bromegrass, crabgrass, cereal rye, and alfalfa have also been used.
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