or tim·othy grass


noun, plural tim·o·thies.

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

Nearby words

  1. timor-leste,
  2. timorese,
  3. timorous,
  4. timorously,
  5. timoshenko,
  6. timothy grass,
  7. timothy hay bacillus,
  8. timour,
  9. timpani,
  10. timpanogos

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

timothy grass



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


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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Word Origin and History for timothy grass
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