Definition of crabgrass in English:


Line breaks: crab|grass
Pronunciation: /ˈkrabgrɑːs


[mass noun] 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
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    • 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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