goose grass

goose grass
1. annual having the stem beset with curved prickles; North America and Europe and Asia
Hypernyms: ↑bedstraw
2. coarse annual grass having fingerlike spikes of flowers; native to Old World tropics; a naturalized weed elsewhere
Hypernyms: ↑millet
Member Holonyms: ↑Eleusine, ↑genus Eleusine
3. low-growing perennial having leaves silvery beneath; northern United States; Europe; Asia
Hypernyms: ↑cinquefoil, ↑five-finger
4. annual weedy grass used for hay
Hypernyms: ↑panic grass

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b. : knotgrass 1
c. : silverweed a(1)
d. : horsetail 2

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[1350-1400; ME]

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goose grass,
= cleavers. (Cf.cleavers)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Goose grass — Goose Goose (g[=oo]s), n.; pl. {Geese} (g[=e]s). [OE. gos, AS. g[=o]s, pl. g[=e]s; akin to D. & G. gans, Icel. g[=a]s, Dan. gaas, Sw. g[*a]s, Russ. guse. OIr. geiss, L. anser, for hanser, Gr. chh n, Skr. ha[.m]sa. [root]233. Cf. {Gander},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • goose-grass — n. (Bot.), A low growing perennial ({Potentilla anserina}) having leaves silvery beneath; foundin Northern U. S., Europe, and Asia. Syn: silverweed, goose tansy, {Potentilla anserina}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • goose-grass — gooseˈ grass noun 1. Cleavers, a Eurasian plant (Galium aparine) with a bristly stem and fruits that cling to clothes, etc 2. Silverweed • • • Main Entry: ↑goose …   Useful english dictionary

  • goose grass — goose′ grass n. pln cleavers • Etymology: 1350–1400 …   From formal English to slang

  • goose-grass — žąsinė sidabražolė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Erškėtinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Potentilla anserina). atitikmenys: lot. Potentilla anserina angl. goose potentil; goose tansy; goose weed; goose grass; silver potentil; silver weed;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • goose grass — Cleavers Cleav ers, n. [From {Cleave} to stick.] (Bot.) A species of {Galium} ({Galium Aparine}), having a fruit set with hooked bristles, which adhere to whatever they come in contact with; called also, {goose grass}, {catchweed}, etc. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • goose-grass — kibusis lipikas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Raudinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Galium aparine), paplitęs visame pasaulyje. atitikmenys: lot. Galium aparine angl. catchweed bedstraw; cleavers; goose grass šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • goose-grass —  goose tansy, argentina, or auscrina. N …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • goose grass — cleavers. [1350 1400; ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • goose grass — Synonyms and related words: bramble, brier, bristle, burr, cactus, catchweed, cleavers, needle, nettle, pine needle, prickle, quill, spicule, spiculum, spike, spikelet, spine, sticker, thistle, thorn, yucca …   Moby Thesaurus

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