crested dog's-tail

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crested dog's-tail

n
(Plants) a common wiry perennial grass, Cynosurus cristatus, of meadows and pasture
[C19: named from the fancied resemblance between its one-sided flower spike and a dog's feathery tail]
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The Cynosurus cristatus meadow is developed in seasonally wet soils for extended periods.
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