dog bent

dog bent
noun
common grass with slender stems and narrow leaves
Hypernyms: ↑bent, ↑bent grass, ↑bent-grass

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noun or dog's bent
Etymology: so called from its being eaten by sick dogs, supposedly as an emetic
: a common grass (Agrostis canina) with slender culms, narrow leaves, and a long-awned lemma

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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