Definition of quack grass in English:

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quack grass

noun

North American term for couch2.
Example sentences
  • A recent example is a cross with bread wheat and quack grass.
  • My worst weeds are the perennials that spread with runners, like quack grass.
  • In his pasture, edible weeds like dandelion, chicory, quack grass and even stinging nettles are allowed to thrive.

Origin

Early 19th century: quack, variant of quick, northern form of quitch.

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