Knotgrass

Knot"grass`

(?), n. (Bot.) (a) a common weed with jointed stems (Polygonum aviculare); knotweed. (b) The dog grass. See under Dog.
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An infusion of Polygonum aviculare was once supposed to have the effect of stopping the growth of an animal, and hence it was called, as by Shakespeare, "hindering knotgrass."
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We want a boy extremely for this function,
Kept under for a year with milk and knotgrass.
Beau. & Fl.
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