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- 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.
The wetter and more flooded the corrals, the better the mousetail liked it.
The under part of the bulb is singularly depressed: from this depression issues a small, mousetail-like root.
Of and about the animal kingdom are: deer and camel grass, elephant and tiger grass, kangaroo grass, fox and dog grass, cattail, rattail, mouse and mousetail grass, and, just for luck, rabbit foot.
In April one year Stephen Waters, the camp’s resident expert on mosses and liverworts, discovered large quantities of mousetail, Myosurus minimus, the smallest member of the buttercup family, growing in the corrals.