foxtail

[foks-teyl]

Origin of foxtail

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at fox, tail1
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foxtail

noun
  1. any grass of the genus Alopecurus, esp A. pratensis, of Europe, Asia, and South America, having soft cylindrical spikes of flowers: cultivated as a pasture grass
  2. any of various similar and related grasses, esp any of the genus Setaria
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