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 for Herd''s grass
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Redtop \Red"top`\ (-t?p`), n. (Bot.)
     A kind of grass ({Agrostis vulgaris) highly valued in the
     United States for pasturage and hay for cattle; -- called
     also English grass, and in some localities herd's grass.
     See Illustration in Appendix. The tall redtop is Triodia
     seslerioides.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Timothy \Tim"o*thy\, n., or Timothy grass \Tim"o*thy grass`\
     [From Timothy Hanson, who carried the seed from New England
     to Maryland about 1720.] (Bot.)
     A kind of grass ({Phleum pratense) with long cylindrical
     spikes; -- called also herd's grass, in England,
     cat's-tail grass, and meadow cat's-tail grass. It is much
     prized for fodder. See Illustration in Appendix.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Herd \Herd\ (h[~e]rd), n. [OE. herd, heord, AS. heord; akin to
     OHG. herta, G. herde, Icel. hj["o]r[eth], Sw. hjord, Dan.
     hiord, Goth. ha['i]rda; cf. Skr. [,c]ardha troop, host.]
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     1. A number of beasts assembled together; as, a herd of
        horses, oxen, cattle, camels, elephants, deer, or swine; a
        particular stock or family of cattle.
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              The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea. --Gray.
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     Note: Herd is distinguished from flock, as being chiefly
           applied to the larger animals. A number of cattle, when
           driven to market, is called a drove.
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     2. A crowd of low people; a rabble.
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              But far more numerous was the herd of such
              Who think too little and who talk too much.
                                                    --Dryden.
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              You can never interest the common herd in the
              abstract question.                    --Coleridge.
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     Herd's grass (Bot.), one of several species of grass,
        highly esteemed for hay. See under Grass.
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