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Definition of the noun foxtail

What does foxtail mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: foxtails

  1. grasses of the genera Alopecurus and Setaria having dense silky or bristly brushlike flowering spikes

Alternative definition of the noun foxtail

noun

  1. The tail of a fox.
  2. Any of various grasses having bushy seed spikelets that resemble the tail of a fox; particularly members of the genera Alopecurus and Setaria.
  3. Any bushy seed spikelet.

Explanation

Foxtail: A foxtail is a spikelet or spikelet cluster of a grass, that serves to disperse its seeds as a unit. Thus, the foxtail is a type of diaspore or plant dispersal unit. Some grasses that produce a foxtail are themselves called "foxtail", also "spear grass". They can become a health hazard for dogs and other domestic animals, and a nuisance for people.

Phrases with Foxtail

Phrases starting with the word Foxtail:

  1. foxtail pine
  2. Foxtail Brome
  3. Foxtail Dalea
  4. foxtail grass
  5. Foxtail Muhly
  6. Foxtail Sedge
  7. foxtail barley
  8. foxtail cactus
  9. Foxtail Fescue
  10. foxtail millet
  11. foxtail orchid
  12. Foxtail Timothy

Phrases ending with the word Foxtail:

  1. giant foxtail
  2. green foxtail
  3. Short Foxtail
  4. water foxtail
  5. meadow foxtail
  6. yellow foxtail
  7. Bristly Foxtail
  8. Chinese Foxtail

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Foxtail

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Google previewBeef Production and Management Decisions (2016)

by CTI Reviews

A foxtail is a spikelet or spikelet ...

Google previewField Guide to Grasses of California (2014)

by James P. Smith, Kathy Simpson

Foxtail is a common name applied to plants in three different tribes of grasses. JJ Some common names are certainly colorful and bring on a smile, but they tell us little about the plant. Briza media bears the whimsical names cow quakes, ...

Google previewTractates Ma'aser Seni, Hallah, 'Orlah, and Bikkurim (2003)

by Heinrich W. Guggenheimer

Rav Huna said, if you say that oats are a kind of spelt, they combine with wheat; foxtail is a kind of barley which does not combine with wheat! "Rebbi Johanan ben Nuri said, the remaining kinds all combine with one another." There are ...

Google previewWeeds of Canada and the Northern United States (1999)

A Guide for Identification by France Royer, Richard Dickinson

REASONS FOR CONCERN Bristly foxtail is a serious weed in orchards, cereals, corn, and cotton. The stems often become entangled with the crop, making harvest difficult. It is an alternate host for barley stripe mosaic, wheat spot mosaic, and ...

Google previewHomeopathic Care for Cats and Dogs (1999)

Small Doses for Small Animals by Donald Hamilton

Foxtails and Foreign Bodies A foxtail is a grass seed head that has spines on it that attach to hair (these are primarily found in the western United States). This unique feature facilitates spreading the grass seed, but it can be a problem for dogs ...

Google previewBulletin (1921)

Foxtail is an annual grass. Control measures must therefore center about eradication to prevent seed production. This can only be done by cultivation with springtooth ...

Google previewStation Bulletin (1921)

Foxtail is an annual grass. Control measures must therefore center about eradication to prevent seed production. This can only be done by cultivation with springtooth ...

Google previewReport (1908)

by New Hampshire. Dept. of Agriculture

Foxtail is the worst weed in connection with it. The ground should be limed at the rate of 1,000 to 2,000 pounds to the acre. Alfalfa will not grow in soil which does not contain certain organisms, thus requiring inoculation, which is best done by ...

Google previewIntroduction to Agronomy (2016)

Land management, Land management by CTI Reviews

Thus, the foxtail is a type of diaspore or plant dispersal unit. Some grasses that produce a foxtail are themselves called 'foxtail', also 'spear grass'. Canada Thistle : Cirsium arvense is a speciesof Cirsium, native throughout Europe and northern ...

Google previewThe world-wide encyclopedia and gazetteer (1908)

by William Harrison De Puy

Meadow foxtail is a valuable pasture-grass, on account of its early and rapid growth, and of its being greatly relished by stock of all kinds. It thrives best on a rich, moist, strong soil, 'and shoots up its flowering stalks so much earlier than timothy, ...

Google previewNew American Supplement to the Latest Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica (1898)

Meadow foxtail is a valuable pasture-grass, on account of its early and rapid growth, and of its being greatly relished by stock of all kinds. It thrives best on a rich, moist, strong soil, and shoots up its flowering stalks so much earlier than timothy, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1902)

latest edition. A dictionary of arts, sciences and general literature by Day Otis Kellogg, William Robertson Smith

Meadow foxtail is a valuable pasture-grass, on account of its early and rapid growth, and of its being greatly relished by stock of ...

Google previewAmericanized Encyclopaedia Britannica (1898)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, to which is Added Biographies of Living Subjects

Meadow foxtail is a valuable pasture grass, on account of its early and rapid growth, and of its being greatly relished by stock of all kind. The stems and leaves are too few and light to make it so desirable as a field crop. It thrives best on a rich, ...

Google previewIntegrated Pest Management for Potatoes in the Western United States (2006)

by LARRY STRAND

green foxtail is a moderate host; yellow and ...

Google previewLanguage Skills, Grade 6 (2009)

by Mary Rosenberg

Tiny Foxtail is a Native American. Warm-Up 145 (page 152) Check to make sure the student has completed the chart. Check to make sure the student has underlined and written the following words on the lines: J.J., Renaissance, Ottoman ...

Google previewThe Encyclopædia Britannica (1905)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature

Meadow foxtail is a valuable pasture-grass, on account of its early and rapid growth, and of its being greatly relished by stock of all kinds. It thrives best on a rich, moist, strong soil, and shoots up its flowering stalks so much earlier than timothy, ...

Google previewThe Southern Cultivator and Industrial Journal (1895)

Meadow foxtail is a perennial, closely resembling Herd's grass, but may be distinguished ...

Google previewThe New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1908)

A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature, Science, History, Geography, Commerce, Biography, Discovery and Invention... with New American Supplement, Complete in Thirty Volumes

Meadow foxtail is a valuable pasture-grass, on account of its early and rapid growth, and of its being greatly relished by stock of all kinds. It thrives best on a rich, moist, strong soil, and shoots up its flowering stalks so much earlier than timothy, ...

Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

FOXTAIL GRASS (Alopecurue): a genus of es embracing several species. Dislinguished by a spiied panicle compressed in cylindrical form like the tail of a fox, from which resemblance it receives its name. The two glumes are nearly equal, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Border Plants (1999)

by Hanneke Van Dijk

The foxtail lily needs a sunny position in well- drained, fertile, sandy soil. The plants are Eremurus ...

Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Plant Names (1999)

Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology by Umberto Quattrocchi

English: short-awn foxtail A. australis Nees English: marsh foxtail grass A. geniculatus L. Alphonsea Hook.f. & Thomson Annonaceae 101 English: ...

Google previewMultilingual Dictionary of Agronomic Plants (1994)

by G. Rehm

BR capim tinga e pigeon grass, yellow foxtail f sétaire glauque g graugrüne Borstenhirse s arrocillo, almorejo Setaria gracilis Kunth -> 2049 2051 Setaria italica (L.) P.Beauv. e foxtail millet, Italian millet f millet des oiseaux, sétaire d' Italie, millet ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Seeds (2006)

Science, Technology and Uses by J. Derek Bewley, Michael Black, Peter Halmer

Foxtail millet Foxtail (German, Italian, or Siberian) millet (Setaria italica (L.) Beauv.) is an annual warm-season grass which grows 0.5–1.5 m tall under cultivation. Foxtail millet is divided into two subspecies: S.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Food Microbiology (2014)

by Carl A. Batt

Ethiopia uji Maize, sorghum, millet Lactobacillus East Africa Germany, foxtail millet was grown in the Rhineland and eastern Germany. It was completely displaced as a crop by the beginning of the twentieth century. The most important foxtail ...

Google previewCHAMBERS'S ENCYCLOPAEDIA: A DICTIONARY OF UNIVERSAL KNOWLEDGE NEW EDITION VOL. IV (1892)

by ROBERT CHAMBERS

Foxtail Crass ( Alopeeurus ), a genus of Grasses, of which some species are much valued, particularly the Meadow Foxtail Grass (A. pratensis). This is one of the best meadow and pasture grasses of Britain, but does not arrive at full perfection ...

Google previewNew International Encyclopedia (1916)

MEADOW FOXTAIL. A valuable fodder grass. See Foxtail Grass. MEADOW GRASS. A name applied to many of the numerous species of the genus Poa, which are chiefly natives of the temperate and colder parts of the world and form a very ...

Google previewMiller's dictionary of gardening, botany, and agriculture; revised (1834)

by Philip Miller

Field Foxtail Grass (A. agrestis, ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Building (2012)

by Peter Brett

Foxtail wedging Foundation The part of a structure that transfers the dead and imposed loads safely onto the ground. The most common types are strip, pad, pile and raft. Foundation stone A large, inscribed commemorative stone built into the ...

Google previewLexicon of Plant Pests and Diseases (2013)

by Manuel Merino-Rodríguez

en wild millet, yellow foxtail, golden foxtail fr sétaire glauque el almorejo it panicastrella,pesarone de Gilb- Fennich, ...

Google previewVan Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia (2013)

by Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine

Foxtail. This grass is commonly used in Europe for pasture and hay and is well adapted to wet lands. Records ...

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Scrabble value of F4O1X8T1A1I1L1

The value of this 7-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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