from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several grasses of the genus Alopecurus, having dense, silky or bristly flowering spikes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The tail of a fox.
- n. Any of various grasses having bushy seed spikelets that resemble the tail of a fox; particularly members of the genera Alopecurus and Setaria.
- n. Any bushy seed spikelet.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The tail or brush of a fox.
- n. The name of several kinds of grass having a soft dense head of flowers, mostly the species of Alopecurus and Setaria.
- n. The last cinders obtained in the fining process.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The tail of a fox. It was anciently one of the badges of a fool. [Properly fox-tail.]
- n. 2. One of various species of grass with soft brush-like spikes of flowers, especially of the genus Alopecurus, and also of the genera Setaria and (in Jamaica) Andropogon. The meadow-foxtail, is Alopecurus pratensis; the slender foxtail
- n. A club-moss, Lycopodium clavatum. [Prov. Eng.]
- n. 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. grasses of the genera Alopecurus and Setaria having dense silky or bristly brushlike flowering spikes
fox + tail (Wiktionary)