cock's-foot

or cocks·foot

[koks-foo t]

Origin of cock's-foot

First recorded in 1690–1700; so called from the appearance of the panicles

orchard grass

noun
  1. a weedy grass, Dactylis glomerata, often grown for pastures.

Origin of orchard grass

First recorded in 1755–65
Also called cock's foot.
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