noun fox·tail \ˈfäks-ˌtāl\

Definition of foxtail

  1. 1a :  the tail of a foxb :  something resembling the tail of a fox

  2. 2 :  any of several grasses (especially genera Alopecurus, Hordeum, and Setaria) with spikes resembling brushes —called also foxtail grass

14th Century

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14th century

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