Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any plant of the genus Ivesia, in the rose family.
  • n. Any plant of the genus Myosurus, in the buttercup family.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of ranunculaceous plants (Myosurus), in which the prolonged receptacle is covered with imbricating achenes, and so resembles the tail of a mouse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A plant of the genus Myosurus, especially M. minimus: so named from the shape of the elongated fruiting receptacle.

Etymologies

mouse +‎ tail (Wiktionary)

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