orchard grass



a weedy grass, Dactylis glomerata, often grown for pastures.

Origin of orchard grass

First recorded in 1755–65
Also called cock's foot.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for orchard grass

Historical Examples of orchard grass

  • I plant a bearing orchard to orchard-grass and timothy (blue-grass is injurious).

    The Apple


  • I usually grow millet in the orchard for seven or eight years, and then—if anything—clover or orchard-grass.

    The Apple