or tim·othy grass

[ tim-uh-thee ]
/ ˈtɪm ə θi /

noun, plural tim·o·thies.

a coarse grass, Phleum pratense, having cylindrical spikes, used as fodder.

Origin of timothy

First recorded in 1730–40; named after Timothy Hanson, American farmer who cultivated it in the early 18th century
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British Dictionary definitions for timothy grass (1 of 2)

timothy grass


/ (ˈtɪməθɪ) /


a perennial grass, Phleum pratense, of temperate regions, having erect stiff stems and cylindrical flower spikes: grown for hay and pasture

Word Origin for timothy grass

C18: apparently named after a Timothy Hanson, who brought it to colonial Carolina

British Dictionary definitions for timothy grass (2 of 2)


/ (ˈtɪməθɪ) /

noun New Testament

Saint. a disciple of Paul, who became leader of the Christian community at Ephesus. Feast day: Jan 26 or 22
either of the two books addressed to him (in full The First and Second Epistles of Paul the Apostle to Timothy), containing advice on pastoral matters

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