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NOUN (2)

1. North American grass with slender brushy panicles; often a weed on cultivated land;
[syn: witchgrass, witch grass, old witchgrass, old witch grass, tumble grass, Panicum capillare]

2. 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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Witch \Witch\, n. [OE. wicche, AS. wicce, fem., wicca, masc.; perhaps the same word as AS. w[imac]tiga, w[imac]tga, a soothsayer (cf. Wiseacre); cf. Fries. wikke, a witch, LG. wikken to predict, Icel. vitki a wizard, vitka to bewitch.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who practices the black art, or magic; one regarded as possessing supernatural or magical power by compact with an evil spirit, esp. with the Devil; a sorcerer or sorceress; -- now applied chiefly or only to women, but formerly used of men as well. [1913 Webster] There was a man in that city whose name was Simon, a witch. --Wyclif (Acts viii. 9). [1913 Webster] He can not abide the old woman of Brentford; he swears she's a witch. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. An ugly old woman; a hag. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. One who exercises more than common power of attraction; a charming or bewitching person; also, one given to mischief; -- said especially of a woman or child. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] 4. (Geom.) A certain curve of the third order, described by Maria Agnesi under the name versiera. [1913 Webster] 5. (Zool.) The stormy petrel. [1913 Webster] 6. A Wiccan; an adherent or practitioner of Wicca, a religion which in different forms may be paganistic and nature-oriented, or ditheistic. The term witch applies to both male and female adherents in this sense. [PJC] Witch balls, a name applied to the interwoven rolling masses of the stems of herbs, which are driven by the winds over the steppes of Tartary. Cf. Tumbleweed. --Maunder (Treas. of Bot.) Witches' besoms (Bot.), tufted and distorted branches of the silver fir, caused by the attack of some fungus. --Maunder (Treas. of Bot.) Witches' butter (Bot.), a name of several gelatinous cryptogamous plants, as Nostoc commune, and Exidia glandulosa. See Nostoc. Witch grass (Bot.), a kind of grass (Panicum capillare) with minute spikelets on long, slender pedicels forming a light, open panicle. Witch meal (Bot.), vegetable sulphur. See under Vegetable. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

witch grass n 1: North American grass with slender brushy panicles; often a weed on cultivated land [syn: witchgrass, witch grass, old witchgrass, old witch grass, tumble grass, Panicum capillare] 2: 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]