giant foxtail

noun

Definition of giant foxtail

  1. :  either of two coarse annual foxtails of the genus Setaria that are naturalized weeds in parts of the U.S.: a :  an Asiatic foxtail (S. faberii) widely established in the eastern U.S. b :  a West Indian foxtail (S. magna) established chiefly in the southeastern and southern U.S.

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