squirreltail

noun

Definition of squirreltail

1 :a tufted perennial grass (Sitanion hystrix) that has very bristly spikes disarticulating above each node and resembles lyme grass
2 or less commonly squirreltail grass or squirreltail barley :any of several grasses of the genus Hordeum (such as wall barley) with bushy spikes

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Origin and Etymology of squirreltail

1squirrel + tail


squirrel tail

noun

Definition of squirrel tail

:a tail arched forward beyond a vertical from its anterior base used chiefly of fowls

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