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orchard grass

a weedy grass, Dactylis glomerata, often grown for pastures.
Also called cock's foot.
Origin of orchard grass
First recorded in 1755-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In the South it is frequently sown with red top and orchard grass, especially the latter.

  • They will do this on clover, orchard grass, bluegrass, and other tame grasses.

  • Then they saw a form rise out of the orchard grass, and all gave a jump.

    Dave Porter in the South Seas Edward Stratemeyer
  • I see myself now, face downwards in the orchard grass, broken-hearted by the calamity.

  • The rays of the afternoon sun were beaming along the orchard grass when at last we launched the raft.

    The Wouldbegoods E. Nesbit
  • As the first shaft of light over the bluff revealed the diamonds in the orchard grass I went out, wondering.

    The Crossing Winston Churchill
  • The last of the new-tasting bough apples lie in the orchard grass.

    Minstrel Weather Marian Storm
  • Virginia leads all the states in the production of orchard grass seed.

  • Our opinion is, that guanoed land should always be sowed to clover, or clover and orchard grass.

    Guano Solon Robinson
  • In the Southern States, the claims of orchard grass and tall oat grass would probably be paramount.

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