Definition of Penny grass

1. Noun. Foetid Eurasian weed having round flat pods; naturalized throughout North America.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Penny Grass

penny-wise
penny-wise and pound-foolish
penny ante
penny ante poker
penny arcade
penny arcades
penny bank
penny chew
penny chews
penny dreadful
penny dreadfuls
penny farthing
penny farthings
penny for them
penny for your thoughts
penny grass (current term)
penny in the fusebox
penny pincher
penny pinchers
penny stock
penny stocks
penny whistle
penny whistles
penny wise and pound foolish
pennyante
pennycress
pennycresses
pennyfee
pennyfees
pennying

Literary usage of Penny grass

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1886)
"penny grass, s. Rhinanthus Crista-galli. It is always considered that hay grass is ready for mowing when the penny grass comes into flower. ..."

2. A Glossary of Words Used in the County of Chester by Robert Holland (1886)
"penny grass, s. Rhinanthus Crista-galli. It is always considered that hay grass is ready for mowing when the penny- grass comes into flower. ..."

3. Reprinted Glossaries by Walter William Skeat (1879)
"WWS] • Penny-grass. ... L. The 'seeds, growing in a round flat shape, [it] by some is called Penny-grass.'—Modern Husbandman, IV. i. 103. Pepper-wheat. ..."

4. Old Country and Farming Words: Gleaned from Agricultural Books by James Britten (1880)
"WWS] Penny-grass. Rhinanthus Crista-galli, L. The ' seeds, growing in a round flat shape, [it] by some is called Penny-grass.'—Modern Husbandman, IV. i. ..."

5. Glossary of Words in Use in Cornwall by Margaret Ann Courtney, Thomas Quiller Couch (1880)
"New Experiments, 43. Penk. ' The minnow, or, as some call it, the perik.'—Modern Husbandman, III. ii. 87. [In Shropshire, pink.—WWS] Penny-grass. ..."

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