Definition of squirrel-tail grass in English:

squirrel-tail grass

Line breaks: squirrel-tail grass


[mass noun]
A kind of barley with bushy spikelets, sometimes cultivated as an ornamental grass.
  • Hordeum jubatum, family Gramineae
More example sentences
  • Seas of squirrel-tail grass shimmered around our ankles, always looking slightly out of focus as they rippled.
  • The chaparral is much like that of Santa Fe: Piñon, sagebrush, snake bush, rice grass, squirrel-tail grass, sweet grass, and an occasional clump of prickly pear cactus.
  • Robust towering angelica shelters the shell-like pea-green flowers of bells of Ireland, the graceful wisps of squirrel-tail grass and pineapple-like inflorescences of Eucomis bicolor.

Definition of squirrel-tail grass in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day oleaginous
Pronunciation: ˌəʊlɪˈadʒɪnəs
rich in, covered with, or producing oil; oily