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 for Quick grass
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Barnyard grass, for hay. South. Panicum Grus-galli. Bent,
  pasture and hay. Agrostis, several species. Bermuda grass,
  pasture. South. Cynodon Dactylon. Black bent. Same as Switch
  grass (below). Blue bent, hay. North and West. Andropogon
  provincialis. Blue grass, pasture. Poa compressa. Blue joint,
  hay. Northwest. Aqropyrum glaucum. Buffalo grass, grazing.
  Rocky Mts., etc.
        (a) Buchlo["e] dectyloides.
        (b) Same as Grama grass (below). Bunch grass, grazing.
            Far West. Eriocoma, Festuca, Stips, etc. Chess,
            or Cheat, a weed. Bromus secalinus, etc. Couch
            grass. Same as Quick grass (below). Crab grass,
        (a) Hay, in South. A weed, in North. Panicum sanguinale.
        (b) Pasture and hay. South. Eleusine Indica. Darnel
        (a) Bearded, a noxious weed. Lolium temulentum.
        (b) Common. Same as Rye grass (below). Drop seed, fair
            for forage and hay. Muhlenbergia, several species.
            English grass. Same as Redtop (below). Fowl meadow
            grass.
        (a) Pasture and hay. Poa serotina.
        (b) Hay, on moist land. Gryceria nervata. Gama grass,
            cut fodder. South. Tripsacum dactyloides. Grama
            grass, grazing. West and Pacific slope. Bouteloua
            oligostachya, etc. Great bunch grass, pasture and
            hay. Far West. Festuca scabrella. Guinea grass, hay.
            South. Panicum jumentorum. Herd's grass, in New
            England Timothy, in Pennsylvania and South Redtop.
            Indian grass. Same as Wood grass (below). Italian
            rye grass, forage and hay. Lolium Italicum. Johnson
            grass, grazing and hay. South and Southwest. Sorghum
            Halepense. Kentucky blue grass, pasture. Poa
            pratensis. Lyme grass, coarse hay. South. Elymus,
            several species. Manna grass, pasture and hay.
            Glyceria, several species. Meadow fescue, pasture
            and hay. Festuca elatior. Meadow foxtail, pasture,
            hay, lawn. North. Alopecurus pratensis. Meadow
            grass, pasture, hay, lawn. Poa, several species.
            Mesquite grass, or Muskit grass. Same as Grama grass
            (above). Nimble Will, a kind of drop seed.
            Muhlenbergia diffsa. Orchard grass, pasture and hay.
            Dactylis glomerata. Porcupine grass, troublesome to
            sheep. Northwest. Stipa spartea. Quaking grass,
            ornamental. Briza media and maxima. Quitch, or
            Quick, grass, etc., a weed. Agropyrum repens. Ray
            grass. Same as Rye grass (below). Redtop, pasture
            and hay. Agrostis vulgaris. Red-topped buffalo
            grass, forage. Northwest. Poa tenuifolia. Reed
            canary grass, of slight value. Phalaris arundinacea.
            Reed meadow grass, hay. North. Glyceria aquatica.
            Ribbon grass, a striped leaved form of Reed canary
            grass. Rye grass, pasture, hay. Lolium perenne,
            var. Seneca grass, fragrant basket work, etc. North.
            Hierochloa borealis. Sesame grass. Same as Gama
            grass (above). Sheep's fescue, sheep pasture, native
            in Northern Europe and Asia. Festuca ovina. Small
            reed grass, meadow pasture and hay. North. Deyeuxia
            Canadensis. Spear grass, Same as Meadow grass
            (above). Squirrel-tail grass, troublesome to animals.
            Seacoast and Northwest. Hordeum jubatum. Switch
            grass, hay, cut young. Panicum virgatum. Timothy,
            cut young, the best of hay. North. Phleum pratense.
            Velvet grass, hay on poor soil. South. Holcus
            lanatus. Vernal grass, pasture, hay, lawn.
            Anthoxanthum odoratum. Wire grass, valuable in
            pastures. Poa compressa. Wood grass, Indian grass,
            hay. Chrysopogon nutans.
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     Note: Many plants are popularly called grasses which are not
           true grasses botanically considered, such as black
           grass, goose grass, star grass, etc.
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     Black+grass,+a+kind+of+small+rush+({Juncus+Gerardi">Black grass, a kind of small rush ({Juncus Gerardi),
        growing in salt marshes, used for making salt hay.
  
     Grass of the Andes, an oat grass, the Arrhenatherum
        avenaceum of Europe.
  
     Grass of Parnassus, a plant of the genus Parnassia
        growing in wet ground. The European species is Parnassia
        palustris; in the United States there are several
        species.
  
     Grass bass (Zool.), the calico bass.
  
     Grass bird, the dunlin.
  
     Grass cloth, a cloth woven from the tough fibers of the
        grass-cloth plant.
  
     Grass-cloth plant, a perennial herb of the Nettle family
        ({B[oe]hmeria nivea syn. Urtica nivea), which grows in
        Sumatra, China, and Assam, whose inner bark has fine and
        strong fibers suited for textile purposes.
  
     Grass finch. (Zool.)
        (a) A common American sparrow ({Po["o]c[ae]tes
            gramineus); -- called also vesper sparrow and
            bay-winged bunting.
        (b) Any Australian finch, of the genus Po["e]phila, of
            which several species are known.
  
     Grass lamb, a lamb suckled by a dam running on pasture land
        and giving rich milk.
  
     Grass land, land kept in grass and not tilled.
  
     Grass moth (Zool.), one of many small moths of the genus
        Crambus, found in grass.
  
     Grass oil, a fragrant essential volatile oil, obtained in
        India from grasses of the genus Andropogon, etc.; --
        used in perfumery under the name of citronella, ginger
        grass oil, lemon grass oil, essence of verbena etc.
        
  
     Grass+owl+(Zool.),+a+South+African+owl+({Strix+Capensis">Grass owl (Zool.), a South African owl ({Strix Capensis).
        
  
     Grass parrakeet (Zool.), any of several species of
        Australian parrots, of the genus Euphemia; -- also
        applied to the zebra parrakeet.
  
     Grass plover (Zool.), the upland or field plover.
  
     Grass poly (Bot.), a species of willowwort ({Lythrum
        Hyssopifolia). --Johnson.
  
     Crass quit (Zool.), one of several tropical American
        finches of the genus Euetheia. The males have most of
        the head and chest black and often marked with yellow.
  
     Grass snake. (Zool.)
        (a) The common English, or ringed, snake ({Tropidonotus
            natrix).
        (b) The common green snake of the Northern United States.
            See Green snake, under Green.
  
     Grass snipe (Zool.), the pectoral sandpiper ({Tringa
        maculata); -- called also jacksnipe in America.
  
     Grass+spider+(Zool.),+a+common+spider+({Agelena+n[ae]via">Grass spider (Zool.), a common spider ({Agelena n[ae]via),
        which spins flat webs on grass, conspicuous when covered
        with dew.
  
     Grass sponge (Zool.), an inferior kind of commercial sponge
        from Florida and the Bahamas.
  
     Grass table. (Arch.) See Earth table, under Earth.
  
     Grass+vetch+(Bot.),+a+vetch+({Lathyrus+Nissolia">Grass vetch (Bot.), a vetch ({Lathyrus Nissolia), with
        narrow grasslike leaves.
  
     Grass widow. [Cf. Prov. R. an unmarried mother, G.
        strohwittwe a mock widow, Sw. gr[aum]senka a grass widow.]
        (a) An unmarried woman who is a mother. [Obs.]
        (b) A woman separated from her husband by abandonment or
            prolonged absence; a woman living apart from her
            husband. [Slang.]
  
     Grass wrack (Bot.) eelgrass.
  
     To bring to grass (Mining.), to raise, as ore, to the
        surface of the ground.
  
     To put to grass, To put out to grass, to put out to graze
        a season, as cattle.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Quitch grass \Quitch" grass`\ (kw[i^]ch" gr[.a]s`). [Properly
     quick grass, being probably so called from its vigorous
     growth, or from its tenacity of life. See Quick, and cf.
     Couch grass.] (Bot.)
     A perennial grass ({Agropyrum repens) having long running
     rootstalks, by which it spreads rapidly and pertinaciously,
     and so becomes a troublesome weed. Also called couch grass,
     quack grass, quick grass, twitch grass. See
     Illustration in Appendix.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Quick \Quick\, a. [Compar. Quicker; superl. Quickest.] [As.
     cwic, cwicu, cwucu, cucu, living; akin to OS. quik, D. kwik,
     OHG. quec, chec, G. keck bold, lively, Icel. kvikr living,
     Goth. qius, Lith. q[=y]vas, Russ. zhivoi, L. vivus living,
     vivere to live, Gr. bi`os life, Skr. j[imac]va living,
     j[imac]v to live. Cf. Biography, Vivid, Quitch grass,
     Whitlow.]
     1. Alive; living; animate; -- opposed to dead or
        inanimate.
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              Not fully quyke, ne fully dead they were. --Chaucer.
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              The Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and
              the dead at his appearing and his kingdom. --2 Tim.
                                                    iv. 1.
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              Man is no star, but a quick coal
              Of mortal fire.                       -- Herbert.
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     Note: In this sense the word is nearly obsolete, except in
           some compounds, or in particular phrases.
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     2. Characterized by life or liveliness; animated; sprightly;
        agile; brisk; ready. " A quick wit." --Shak.
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     3. Speedy; hasty; swift; not slow; as, be quick.
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              Oft he to her his charge of quick return
              Repeated.                             --Milton.
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     4. Impatient; passionate; hasty; eager; eager; sharp;
        unceremonious; as, a quick temper.
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              The bishop was somewhat quick with them, and
              signified that he was much offended.  -- Latimer.
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     5. Fresh; bracing; sharp; keen.
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              The air is quick there,
              And it pierces and sharpens the stomach. -- Shak.
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     6. Sensitive; perceptive in a high degree; ready; as, a quick
        ear. "To have an open ear, a quick eye." --Shak.
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              They say that women are so quick.     --Tennyson.
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     7. Pregnant; with child. --Shak.
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     Quick grass. (Bot.) See Quitch grass.
  
     Quick match. See under Match.
  
     Quick vein (Mining), a vein of ore which is productive, not
        barren.
  
     Quick vinegar, vinegar made by allowing a weak solution of
        alcohol to trickle slowly over shavings or other porous
        material.
  
     Quick water, quicksilver water.
  
     Quick with child, pregnant with a living child.
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     Syn: Speedy; expeditious; swift; rapid; hasty; prompt; ready;
          active; brisk; nimble; fleet; alert; agile; lively;
          sprightly.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  quick grass
      n 1: European grass spreading rapidly by creeping rhizomes;
           naturalized in North America as a weed [syn: dog grass,
           couch grass, quackgrass, quack grass, quick grass,
           witch grass, witchgrass, Agropyron repens]

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