Squirrel-tail grass


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Squirrel-tail grass (Bot) a grass (Hordeum jubatum) found in salt marshes and along the Great Lakes, having a dense spike beset with long awns.
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In literature:

With a total lack of dignity the squirrel retired and stood, with erect tail, behind a tuft of coarse grass, wondering what had happened.
"Who Cares?" by Cosmo Hamilton