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mare's-tail

[mairz-teyl] /ˈmɛərzˌteɪl/
noun
1.
a long narrow cirrus cloud whose flowing appearance somewhat resembles a horse's tail.
2.
an erect, aquatic, Old World plant, Hippuris vulgaris, having crowded whorls of narrow, hairlike leaves.
Origin of mare's-tail
1755-1765
1755-65
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British Dictionary definitions for mare's-tail

mare's-tail

noun
1.
a wisp of trailing cirrus cloud, often indicating high winds in the upper troposphere
2.
an erect cosmopolitan pond plant, Hippuris vulgaris, with minute flowers and crowded whorls of narrow leaves: family Hippuridaceae
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