witch grass


a panic grass, Panicum capillare, having a bushlike compound panicle, common as a weed in North America.

Origin of witch grass

1780–90, Americanism; probably alteration of quitch grass
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Examples from the Web for witch grass

  • Timothy and redtop and witch-grass are the very children of olus.

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  • He did not like witch-grass; he never could see the use of the pesky stuff.

  • Delilah was always saying that there was use for everything; Bije wished she were here, to tell him the use of witch-grass.

  • The witch-grass took breath, and rested from the fierce assaults of the hoe.