crab-grass

crab-grass
n.
Wire-grass, dog's-tail grass (Eleusine Indica).

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Synonyms:
, (Eleusine Indica)


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  • Crab grass — Crab Crab (kr[a^]b), n. [AS. crabba; akin to D. krab, G. krabbe, krebs, Icel. krabbi, Sw. krabba, Dan. krabbe, and perh. to E. cramp. Cf. {Crawfish}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) One of the brachyuran Crustacea. They are mostly marine, and usually have a broad …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crab|grass — crab grass, or crab|grass «KRAB GRAS, GRAHS», noun. a coarse grass that spreads rapidly and spoils lawns: »Letting good lawn grass grow taller is one simple way of combating crab grass (New York Times) …   Useful english dictionary

  • crab grass — crab′ grass n. pln a weed grass, Digitaria sanguinales, that roots vigorously from the lower stem joints and grows in thick patches on lawns and uncultivated areas • Etymology: 1590–1600 …   From formal English to slang

  • crab grass — ☆ crab grass n. [ CRAB1 + GRASS: so named from a fancied resemblance ] any of several weedy annual grasses (genus Digitaria) which spread rapidly because of their freely rooting stems, becoming a pest in lawns and gardens …   English World dictionary

  • crab grass — noun grasses with creeping stems that root freely; a pest in lawns • Syn: ↑crabgrass, ↑finger grass • Hypernyms: ↑grass • Hyponyms: ↑Egyptian grass, ↑crowfoot grass, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • crab grass — Yard Yard, n. [OE. yard, yerd, AS. geard; akin to OFries. garda garden, OS. gardo garden, gard yard, D. gaard garden, G. garten, OHG. garto garden, gari inclosure, Icel. gar[eth]r yard, house, Sw. g[*a]rd, Dan. gaard, Goth. gards a house, garda… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crab grass — an annual grass, Digitaria sanguinalis, common in cultivated and waste grounds and often occurring as a pest weed in lawns. [1590 1600] * * * …   Universalium

  • crab·grass — /ˈkræbˌgræs, Brit ˈkræbˌgrɑːs/ noun [noncount] US : a thick type of grass that often grows and spreads quickly in places where it is not wanted …   Useful english dictionary

  • crab grass —   Kūkae pua a uka, mau u kūkae pua a …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • crab-grass — …   Useful english dictionary

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