squirreltail

noun

Definition of squirreltail

  1. 1 :  a tufted perennial grass (Sitanion hystrix) that has very bristly spikes disarticulating above each node and resembles lyme grass

  2. 2 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


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