Definition of goosegrass in English:

goosegrass

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Pronunciation: /ˈguːsgrɑːs
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A widely distributed scrambling plant related to bedstraws, with hooked bristles on the stem, leaves, and seeds which cling to fur and clothing. Also called cleavers.
    • Galium aparine, family Rubiaceae
    More example sentences
    • Nettles and tangles of bindweed, pelt-snagging goosegrass and bedstraw alike were avoided, while he gazed with pleasure on the eager growth of scattered rowan and hawthorn saplings.
    • All summer we fight Bermuda grass, nut grass, crabgrass, goosegrass, Dallis grass, spurge, pigweed and others.
    • We used MSMA [herbicide] to help control the crabgrass and goosegrass.

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