squirrel-tail grass

[ skwur-uhl-teyl, skwuhr- or, especially British, skwir- ]
/ ˈskwɜr əlˌteɪl, ˈskwʌr- or, especially British, ˈskwɪr- /

noun

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

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