quitch grass

/ (kwɪtʃ) /

  1. another name for couch grass Sometimes shortened to: quitch

Origin of quitch grass

Old English cwice; perhaps related to cwicu living, quick (with the implication that the grass cannot be killed); compare Dutch kweek, Norwegian kvike, German Queckengras

Words Nearby quitch grass

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How to use quitch grass in a sentence

  • Quitch-grass or wiregrass, Burmuda grass, white potato and artichoke are examples of underground stems.

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