couch grass

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couch +‎ grass

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couch grass (uncountable)

  1. A species of grass, Elymus repens, usually considered a weed.
    • 1942, Rebecca West, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon, Canongate 2006, p. 145:
      But the trouble was pervasive and deep-rooted as couch-grass.
    • 1974, GB Edwards, The Book of Ebenezer Le Page, New York 2007, p. 82:
      The old couple who had lived there hadn't been able to do much and the garden was a wilderness of couch-grass and dandelion.

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