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1. foxtail

noun. ['ˈfɑːkˌsteɪl'] grasses of the genera Alopecurus and Setaria having dense silky or bristly brushlike flowering spikes.

Synonyms

  • giant foxtail
  • yellow foxtail
  • bottle grass
  • foxtail grass
  • rough bristlegrass
  • Hungarian grass
  • meadow foxtail
  • yellow bristle grass
  • green bristlegrass
  • green foxtail
  • Italian millet
  • Setaria italica
  • bristlegrass
  • meadowgrass
  • foxtail millet
  • glaucous bristlegrass
  • meadow grass
  • bristle grass
  • Setaria viridis
  • yellow bristlegrass
  • Alopecurus pratensis
  • bottle-grass

Etymology

  • fox (English)
  • fox (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tail (English)
  • tail (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Foxtail

  • coattail
  • cocktail
  • dovetail
  • fairytale
  • fantail
  • folktale
  • horsetail
  • ponytail
  • robitaille
  • telltale
  • whitetail
  • whitetail
  • whitetail

Example sentences of the word foxtail


1. Adjective
When the grass is mowed, foxtail grows and stands above the lawn within a day or two.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Pull out the foxtail from the lawn, when it has completely died back from the vinegar treatment.

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