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witch grass

noun
1.
a panic grass, Panicum capillare, having a bushlike compound panicle, common as a weed in North America.
Origin of witch grass
1780-1790
1780-90, Americanism; probably alteration of quitch grass
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  • Myron was hoein', too; we can't keep the witch grass out of that field, try our best.

    Pippin; A Wandering Flame Laura E. Richards

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