Definition of squirreltail in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈskwərltāl/
(also squirreltail grass)


A kind of barley with bushy spikelets, sometimes cultivated as an ornamental grass.
  • Hordeum jubatum, family Gramineae.
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.

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Syllabification: squir·rel·tail

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