Definitions for foxtailˈfɒksˌteɪl
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foxtail, foxtail grass(noun)
grasses of the genera Alopecurus and Setaria having dense silky or bristly brushlike flowering spikes
The tail of a fox.
Any of various grasses having bushy seed spikelets that resemble the tail of a fox; particularly members of the genera Alopecurus and Setaria.
Look at the foxtails growing along the road.
Any bushy seed spikelet.
Dogs should not eat foxtails.
the tail or brush of a fox
the name of several kinds of grass having a soft dense head of flowers, mostly the species of Alopecurus and Setaria
the last cinders obtained in the fining process
A foxtail is a spikelet or spikelet cluster of a grass, that serves to disperse its seeds as a unit. Thus, the foxtail is a type of diaspore or plant dispersal unit. Some grasses that produce a foxtail are themselves called "foxtail", also "spear grass". They can become a health hazard for dogs and other domestic animals, and a nuisance for people.
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