Foxtail meaning

fŏks'tāl'
Any of various grasses of the genus Alopecurus, having dense, silky or bristly flowering spikes.
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Any of several similar grasses, especially of the genera Hordeum and Setaria.
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The bushy tail of a fox.
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Any of various grasses (esp. genus Setaria) having cylindrical spikes bearing spikelets interspersed with stiff bristles.
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The tail of a fox.
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A dry spikelet or spikelet seed and flower cluster of some grasses.
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A plant having a part resembling the tail of a fox or such spikelet.
  • Any of various grasses having bushy seed spikelets that resemble the tail of a fox.
    Look at the foxtails growing along the road.
  • Acalypha hispida, chenille plant.
  • Lycopodium clavatum and Lycopodiella alopecuroides, foxtail clubmosses.
  • Wodyetia bifurcata, foxtail palm.
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(metallurgy) The last cinders obtained in the fining process.

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Origin of foxtail