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  1. foxtail, foxtail grassnoun

    grasses of the genera Alopecurus and Setaria having dense silky or bristly brushlike flowering spikes


  1. foxtailnoun

    The tail of a fox.

  2. foxtailnoun

    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.

  3. foxtailnoun

    Any bushy seed spikelet.

    Dogs should not eat foxtails.


  1. foxtail

    A foxtail is a term referring to the spikelet or flower cluster of some grasses, typically characterized by a distinctly bushy or bristle-like appearance similar to a fox's tail. Additionally, it can also refer to various species of grasses that have the scientific name 'Alopecurus' or 'Setaria'. However, in a wider context, 'foxtail' may also pertain to a type of seed or plant fragment that can attach to animals, often causing injury or infection, especially in pets like dogs or cats.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Foxtailnoun

    the tail or brush of a fox

  2. Foxtailnoun

    the name of several kinds of grass having a soft dense head of flowers, mostly the species of Alopecurus and Setaria

  3. Foxtailnoun

    the last cinders obtained in the fining process


  1. Foxtail

    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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of foxtail in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of foxtail in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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