- any of various grasses, especially Agropyron repens, known chiefly as troublesome weeds and characterized by creeping rootstocks that spread rapidly.
Origin of couch grass
Examples from the Web for couch-grass
Historical Examples of couch-grass
Tares, turnip-fly, charlock, couch-grass and their like—these were his enemies which he hated.The Land's End
W. H. Hudson
Indeed, I am sure that it is a Couch-grass, if the plants I there saw came from her seed.Cottage Economy
One of them ate soup and bread, and throve like couch-grass.Six Women and the Invasion
On the other side of the wall enclosing our yard, which faces due south, is a narrow path overgrown with couch-grass.Bramble-bees and Others
J. Henri Fabre
One very remarkable minor feature was the appearance of couch-grass and horehound, which had sprung up around the stockyards.The Australian Explorers
- 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
1570s; the first element is a corruption of Old English cwice (see quick).