squirreltail

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noun (1)

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

squirrel tail

2 of 2

noun (2)

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

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

squirrel entry 1 + tail

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“Squirreltail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squirreltail. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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