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orchard grass

noun
  1. a weedy grass, Dactylis glomerata, often grown for pastures.
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Origin of orchard grass

First recorded in 1755–65
Also called cock's foot.
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Examples from the Web for orchard grass

Historical Examples

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

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

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