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couch grass

[kouch, kooch] /ˈkaʊtʃ ˌgræs, kutʃ/
any of various grasses, especially Agropyron repens, known chiefly as troublesome weeds and characterized by creeping rootstocks that spread rapidly.
Also called quitch, quitch grass.
Origin of couch grass
1570-80; couch, variant of quitch Unabridged
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couch grass

/kaʊtʃ; kuːtʃ/
a grass, Agropyron repens, with a yellowish-white creeping underground stem by which it spreads quickly: a troublesome weed Sometimes shortened to couch Also called scutch grass, twitch grass, quitch grass
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Word Origin and History for couch-grass

1570s; the first element is a corruption of Old English cwice (see quick).

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