foxtail

Definitions:

  • Any of various grasses of the genus <em>Alopecurus,</em> having dense, silky or bristly flowering spikes.
  • Any of several similar grasses, especially of the genera <em>Hordeum</em> and <em>Setaria.</em>
  • The tail of a fox. It was anciently one of the badges of a fool. [Properly <em>fox-tail.</em>]
  • 2. One of various species of grass with soft brush-like spikes of flowers, especially of the genus <em>Alopecurus</em>, and also of the genera <em>Setaria</em> and (in Jamaica) <em>Andropogon</em>. The meadow-foxtail, is <em>Alopecurus pratensis</em>; the slender foxtail
  • A club-moss, <em>Lycopodium clavatum.</em> [Prov. Eng.]
  • In metal., the cinder, of a more or less cylindrical from and hollow in the center, obtained in the last stage of the charcoal-finery process.
  • The tail or brush of a fox.
  • The name of several kinds of grass having a soft dense head of flowers, mostly the species of Alopecurus and Setaria.
  • The last cinders obtained in the fining process.
  • a dovetail saw.
  • See Fox wedge, under <er>Fox</er>.
  • The tail of a fox.
  • Any of various grasses having bushy seed <xref>spikelets</xref> that resemble the tail of a fox; particularly members of the genera Alopecurus and Setaria.
  • Any bushy seed <xref>spikelet</xref>.
  • grasses of the genera Alopecurus and Setaria having dense silky or bristly brushlike flowering spikes
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