hassuc
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
hassuc
es; m. Coarse grass, a place where such grass grows On ðone hassuc, Cod. Dipl. Kmbl. iii. 223, 25. [v. Prompt Parv. p. 228, note 2, where a passage is quoted in which the phrase usque ad tercium hassocum occurs in the defining of a boundary. In Engl. Dial. Soc. No. 26, is the following 'Hassock or Hassocks. A name sometimes assigned to aira cæspitosa, L. but more accurately regarded as a term indicating the large coarse tufts formed in meadows by this grass and some sedges, such as Carex cæspitosa and C. paniculata.' Cf. too No. 30 'Hassocks. "Great tufts of rushes, etc., called in Suffolk hassocks. "' No. 31. [Leicestershire] 'Hassock a tuft of coarse rank grass; an ant-hill.']
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