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1. Any of various grasses of the genus Alopecurus, having dense, silky or bristly flowering spikes.
2. Any of several similar grasses, especially of the genera Hordeum and Setaria.
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1. (Plants) any grass of the genus Alopecurus, esp A. pratensis, of Europe, Asia, and South America, having soft cylindrical spikes of flowers: cultivated as a pasture grass
2. (Plants) any of various similar and related grasses, esp any of the genus Setaria
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1. the tail of a fox.
2. any of various grasses having soft brushlike spikes of flowers.
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Noun1.foxtail - grasses of the genera Alopecurus and Setaria having dense silky or bristly brushlike flowering spikesfoxtail - grasses of the genera Alopecurus and Setaria having dense silky or bristly brushlike flowering spikes
Alopecurus pratensis, meadow foxtail - stout erect perennial grass of northern parts of Old World having silky flowering spikes; widely cultivated for pasture and hay; naturalized in North America
meadow grass, meadowgrass - any of various grasses that thrive in the presence of abundant moisture
bristle grass, bristlegrass - grasses of grasslands and woodlands having large gracefully arching spikes with long bristles beneath each spikelet
giant foxtail - two species of coarse annual foxtails that are naturalized weeds in United States
glaucous bristlegrass, Setaria glauca, yellow bristle grass, yellow bristlegrass, yellow foxtail - common weedy and bristly grass found in nearly all temperate areas
bottle grass, bottle-grass, green bristlegrass, green foxtail, rough bristlegrass, Setaria viridis - European foxtail naturalized in North America; often a troublesome weed
foxtail millet, Hungarian grass, Italian millet, Setaria italica - coarse drought-resistant annual grass grown for grain, hay, and forage in Europe and Asia and chiefly for forage and hay in United States
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the winter cereals were incorporated into the soil (8-10 cm depth) and 15 d later the experimental area was infested by broadcasting of 12 g [m.sup.-2] and 6 g [m.sup.-2] of barnyardgrass and bristly foxtail seeds, respectively.
Fan-shaped leaves of Pritchardias and foxtail fronds of Wodyetia bifurcata drip after a rain shower.
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ARS researchers Jay Radhakrishnan, John Teasdale and Ben Coffman in Beltsville, Md., tested vinegar on major weeds -- common lamb's-quarters, giant foxtail, velvetleaf, smooth pigweed and Canada thistle -- in greenhouse and field studies.
One extremely popular but lesser known palm is the foxtail, Wodyetia bifurcata.
"At least I did in Foxtail Falls, where I used to live." She leafed through her case file, a shoe box overflowing with index cards.
ABSTRACT.--Taxonomists describe panicles of green and yellow foxtail (Setaria viridis (L.) and S.
She had on one of those shiny red dresses, sequins you call 'em, with no straps on it, and a red foxtail slung over her right shoulder damn near touching the floor.
Scuderi studied the annual growth rings of foxtail pine trees living at the 3,600-meter-high timberline on the harsh, windswept slopes of Cirque Peak.
The article was probably "Foxtail Grass: Awns of Destruction," in the June 2018 issue, although we have run a number of articles about foxtails over the years.