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foxtail

[foks-teyl] /ˈfɒksˌteɪl/
noun
1.
the tail of a fox.
2.
any of various grasses having soft, brushlike spikes of flowers.
Origin of foxtail
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English; see fox, tail1
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foxtail

/ˈfɒksˌteɪl/
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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