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goose grass

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  1. cleavers.

Origin of goose grass

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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Examples from the Web for goose grass

Historical Examples

  • Another type of climber which shows itself early is the goose-grass.

    Rustic Sounds

    Francis Darwin

  • The reason I asked, a fellow told me you made your soup out of muskrat-tails and goose-grass.

    The Huntress

    Hulbert Footner

  • It feeds on goose-grass (Galium aparine), and other kinds of bedstraw, in May and early June.

  • If one disentangles a goose-grass from its position it will fall weakly over and lie along the ground.

    Rustic Sounds

    Francis Darwin

  • The goose-grass depends on the possession of delicate little hooks covering stem and leaves.

    Rustic Sounds

    Francis Darwin