Definition of Penny grass
1. Noun. Foetid Eurasian weed having round flat pods; naturalized throughout North America.
Group relationships: Genus Thlaspi, Thlaspi
Generic synonyms: Pennycress
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Penny Grass
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. ..."