Definition of dogstail in English:

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dogstail

Pronunciation: /ˈdäɡztāl/
(also dog's-tail)

noun

An Old World fodder grass with spiky flower heads.
  • Genus Cynosurus, family Gramineae: several species, in particular crested dogstail (C. cristatus), a common pasture grass.
Example sentences
  • Three varieties of crested dogstail are agronomically recommendable: Ro novská, Tercie and Cristal.
  • The day paddocks pasture was six years old and consisted of white clover, cocksfoot, dogstail, ryegrass, and cowgrass, it having had 7 ½ cwt. superphosphate in three years.
  • The herbage consisted of bent grasses, crested dogstail, Yorkshire fog, Juncus spp., sedges and other species typical of poor pasture on acid soils.

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Syllabification: dogs·tail

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