Definition of foxtail
1a : the tail of a foxb : something resembling the tail of a fox
2 : any of several grasses (especially genera Alopecurus, Hordeum, and Setaria) with spikes resembling brushes —called also foxtail grass
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Those who attended the garden tour got to see Domanski-Miville’s foxtail lilies in bloom — tall, odd wands of sulfur yellow.
Unlike the replicas on sale now, however, Newton’s had what appeared to be mini foxtails attached to the heels.
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