cat's-tail

1 of 2

noun

variants or less commonly cat's-tail grass
plural cats'-tails
: any of several grasses of the genus Phleum
especially : timothy

cat's-tail

2 of 2

variant of cattail sense 1

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Middle English cattestail, a kind of plant, probably mullein, from cattes (genitive of cat entry 1) + tail

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“Cat's-tail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cat%27s-tail. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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