[skwur-uh l-teyl, skwuhr- or, esp. British, skwir-]
any of various grasses having long fruiting stalks.
Origin of squirrel-tail grass
First recorded in 1770–80
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an annual grass, Hordeum marinum, of salt marsh margins of Europe, having bushy awns
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