couch grass

[ kouch, kooch ]
/ ˈkaʊtʃ ˌgræs, kutʃ /

noun

any of various grasses, especially Agropyron repens, known chiefly as troublesome weeds and characterized by creeping rootstocks that spread rapidly.

Origin of couch grass

1570–80; couch, variant of quitch
Also called quitch, quitch grass.
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British Dictionary definitions for couch grass

couch grass

/ (kaʊtʃ, kuːtʃ) /

noun

a grass, Agropyron repens, with a yellowish-white creeping underground stem by which it spreads quickly: a troublesome weedSometimes shortened to: couch Also called: scutch grass, twitch grass, quitch grass

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