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
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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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