lamb's tails

Related to lamb's tails: lamb's ears, lamb's tongue

lamb's tails

pl n
(Botany) the pendulous catkins of the hazel tree
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'The whole town shall know of this!' And the little tailor hastened to cut himself a girdle, stitched it, and embroidered on it in large letters: 'Seven at one stroke!' 'What, the town!' he continued, 'the whole world shall hear of it!' and his heart wagged with joy like a lamb's tail. The tailor put on the girdle, and resolved to go forth into the world, because he thought his workshop was too small for his valour.
The male catkins get all the attention as they wiggle about in the breeze like little lamb's tails and heralding the promise of spring being just around the corner, and yet it is the tiny little hazel flower that will develop into the hazel nut that we all know and love later in the year.
ILLEGAL Excessively docking lamb's tails can cause considerable suffering, says Defra agency Animal Health
The pollen is located in the tree's male flowers, commonly known as 'lamb's tails'.