herd's-grass

[hurdz-gras, -grahs]

noun

timothy or redtop, used for hay or pasture.

Nearby words

  1. hercynite,
  2. herd,
  3. herd immunity,
  4. herd instinct,
  5. herd tester,
  6. herd-book,
  7. herder,
  8. herder, johann gottfried von,
  9. herdic,
  10. herding dog

Origin of herd's-grass

1730–40, Americanism; named after John Herd, who in 1700 found it growing in New Hampshire

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