noun fox·tail \ˈfäks-ˌtāl\

Definition of FOXTAIL

a :  the tail of a fox
b :  something resembling the tail of a fox
:  any of several grasses (especially genera Alopecurus, Hordeum, and Setaria) with spikes resembling brushes —called also foxtail grass

First Known Use of FOXTAIL

14th century
July 05, 2015
bunkum Hear it
insincere or foolish talk
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears