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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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|Noun||1.||foxtail - 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
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
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