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cock's-foot

or cocks·foot

[koks-foo t]
noun
  1. orchard grass.
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Origin of cock's-foot

First recorded in 1690–1700; so called from the appearance of the panicles
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Examples from the Web for cocksfoot

Historical Examples

  • It feeds on cocksfoot and other grasses from June to August.

    The Moths of the British Isles, First Series

    Richard South

  • It feeds on cocksfoot and various other grasses occurring in woodlands.

  • Sometimes a mixture of cocksfoot, English rye-grass, and white clover is used, or the two grasses alone are planted.

    Australia The Dairy Country

    Australia Department of External Affairs

  • Cocksfoot is a tall and quick growing plant, and both the stem and flower feel rough and hard.

    Wildflowers of the Farm

    Arthur Owens Cooke

  • Here is the rough "cocksfoot grass," with its head or "panicle" as it is called, upright and tufted.


British Dictionary definitions for cocksfoot

cocksfoot

noun plural -foots
  1. a perennial Eurasian grass, Dactylis glomerata, cultivated as a pasture grass in North America and South Africa
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