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Definition of squirreltail

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

noun (2)

Definition of squirrel tail (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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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 22 Sep. 2020.

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