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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chess \Chess\, n. (Bot.) A species of brome grass (Bromus secalinus) which is a troublesome weed in wheat fields, and is often erroneously regarded as degenerate or changed wheat; it bears a very slight resemblance to oats, and if reaped and ground up with wheat, so as to be used for food, is said to produce narcotic effects; -- called also cheat and Willard's bromus. [U. S.] [1913 Webster] Note: Other species of brome grass are called upright chess, soft chess, etc. [1913 Webster]