quitch grass


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Quitch grass \Quitch" grass`\ (kw[i^]ch" gr[.a]s`). [Properly
   quick grass, being probably so called from its vigorous
   growth, or from its tenacity of life. See Quick, and cf.
   Couch grass.] (Bot.)
   A perennial grass (Agropyrum repens) having long running
   rootstalks, by which it spreads rapidly and pertinaciously,
   and so becomes a troublesome weed. Also called couch grass,
   quack grass, quick grass, twitch grass. See
   Illustration in Appendix.
   [1913 Webster]
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