Definition of mare's tail in English:

mare's tail

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  • 1A widely distributed water plant with whorls of narrow leaves around a tall stout stem.
    • Hippuris vulgaris, family Haloragaceae
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    • Southern farmers can now add tropical spiderwort, mare's tail and morning glory to their list of glyphosate resistant weeds
    • At 2 oz. / acre, its residual control spectrum includes seedling dandelion, common lambsquarters, mare's tail, horseweed, eastern black nightshade, pigweeds and shepherd's purse.
    • Interestingly, pike-bearing streams also contained an abundance of mare's tail, while streams without pike did not.
  • 2 (mare's tails) Long straight streaks of cirrus cloud.
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    • I remember the day: a warm evening riding back from the workshops, a dusting of misty mare's tails high in a sky already touched by gold.

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