burro's tail

noun

variants or burro tail
: a succulent evergreen plant (Sedum morganianum) grown as an ornamental and especially as a houseplant for its long trailing stems of overlapping, greenish-blue, oblong lanceolate leaves and small pink or red flowers
A slow-growing plant, burro's tail consists of porcelain pale blue jelly-bean leaves that will eventually produce geotropic chains 3 feet (or longer) in length.Joshua Siskin, Daily News of Los Angeles, 30 Mar. 2002
Burro tail (S. morganianum) grows its leaves in long thick tendrils which have a braided look.Sue Rideout, Visalia (California) Times-Delta, 19 May 2011

called also donkey's tail

Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of burro's tail was in 1950

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“Burro's tail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burro%27s%20tail. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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