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squirrel-tail grass

[skwur-uh l-teyl, skwuhr- or, esp. British, skwir-]
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noun
  1. any of various grasses having long fruiting stalks.
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Origin of squirrel-tail grass

First recorded in 1770–80
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British Dictionary definitions for squirrel-tail grass

squirrel-tail grass

noun
  1. an annual grass, Hordeum marinum, of salt marsh margins of Europe, having bushy awns
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