Definition of Crabgrass

1. Noun. Grasses with creeping stems that root freely; a pest in lawns.


Definition of Crabgrass

1. Noun. (botany) A member of the genus ''Digitaria'', a grass of tropical to temperate climates, and a major pest of lawns in such climates, mainly from their invasive habits and the fact they die off in the fall and winter, leaving ugly bare patches. ¹

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Definition of Crabgrass

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crabgrass

crabbiness
crabbing
crabbish
crabbit
crabburger
crabby
crabby person
crabcake
crabcakes
crabeater
crabeater seal
crabeaters
craber
crabers
crabfaced
crablet
crablike
crabmeat
crabmeats
crabronid
crabronids
crabstick
crabsticks
crabwise
cracid
crack-pipe

Literary usage of Crabgrass

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1. Meadows and Pastures by Joseph Elwyn Wing (1911)
"crabgrass. — This is perhaps the most common hay grass in Florida. It is an annual found abundantly in most cultivated fields. By some it is considered a ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1900)
"... follows : From crabgrass hay, crabgrass hay and pea-meal (2), crabgrass hay and corn bran (2), green rape (3), crabgrass hay and rice bran (2), ..."

3. Weeds of the North Central States edited by Lloyd M. Wax, Richard S. Fawcett, Duane Isely (1999)
"SMOOTH crabgrass, Digitaria ischaemum (Schreb.) Muhl. 5, distribution. ... Found in same places as large crabgrass, but most commonly in lawns. ..."

4. The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania: Annotated Checklist and Atlas by Ann Fowler Rhoads, William M. Klein (1993)
"Slender crabgrass Herbaceous annual Serpentine barrens and other dry, ... Smooth crabgrass Herbaceous annual Disturbed soil, roadsides and waste ground. ..."

5. Conservation Tillage by Jane P. Gates (1994)
"Large crabgrass was present in both tillage systems for all locations and years. ... Antagonism of large crabgrass control resulted when sethoxydim was tank ..."

6. Arsenic by Assembly Of Life Sciences, National Academies Press, Assembly of Life Sciences (U.S.), National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) (1977)
"... crabgrass Cotton and noncrop areas; crabgrass Calcium arsenate 1V4-3 Ib/acre (1.68-3.36 Cotton insecticide; kg/ha) in 100 gal fruits, vegetables. ..."

7. Notes of a Private by John Milton Hubbard (1909)
"As it was, we trampled great paths through the crabgrass and spoiled a fine lot of hay. Everybody seemed willing to halt when we got on the other side and ..."

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