cat's-tail

noun
variants: or less commonly cat's-tail grass
plural cats'-tails

Definition of cat's-tail

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: any of several grasses of the genus Phleum especially : timothy

cat's-tail

Definition of cat's-tail (Entry 2 of 2)

variant of 1

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History and Etymology for cat's-tail

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 3 Dec. 2021.

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