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foxtail

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Pronunciation: /ˈfɒksteɪl
 
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Definition of foxtail in English:

noun

A common meadow grass that has soft brush-like flowering spikes.
  • Genus Alopecurus, family Gramineae: several species, in particular A. pratensis
Example sentences
  • The most common cool-season grasses are orchard grass, smooth brome, meadow brome and creeping foxtail.
  • Species found in the meadows include great burnet, meadow foxtail, red fescue, meadow saffron, narrow-leaved water-dropwort, mousetail, and the unusual small-flowered winter-cress on bare banks of the Severn.
  • It is for control of black nightshade, kochia, lambs-quarters, pigweed, waterhemp, foxtail, and crabgrass.

Words that rhyme with foxtail

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