from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A plant of the genus Myosurus, especially M. minimus, having a taillike flower spike.


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  • 'Well, it's a start,' said Ron, holding up a long wriggling mouse-tail and dropping it back into the box Lavender was passing around.

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

  • His moustache was shaved down to the very corners of his mouth, only a little mouse-tail sort of arrangement being left on each side, which was twisted upwards and dyed black with infinite skill.

    The Poor Plutocrats

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