squirreltail grass

squirrel-tail grass

[skwur-uhl-teyl, skwuhr- or, esp. British, skwir-]
noun
any of various grasses having long fruiting stalks.

Origin:
1770–80

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squirrel-tail grass
 
n
an annual grass, Hordeum marinum, of salt marsh margins of Europe, having bushy awns

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