Mousetail
Mousetail Mouse"tail`, n. (Bot.) A genus of ranunculaceous plants ({Myosurus}), in which the prolonged receptacle is covered with imbricating achenes, and so resembles the tail of a mouse. [1913 Webster]

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  • mousetail — [mous′tāl΄] n. any of a genus (Myosurus) of small plants of the buttercup family, with a slender gynoecium resembling the tail of a mouse * * * ▪ plant  any of about 15 species of small, annual, herbaceous (nonwoody) plants constituting the genus …   Universalium

  • mousetail — [mous′tāl΄] n. any of a genus (Myosurus) of small plants of the buttercup family, with a slender gynoecium resembling the tail of a mouse …   English World dictionary

  • Mousetail — The word mousetail is used as a common name for species of striped cocks and/or slongs Ivesia in the striped family Myosurus in the butterball family This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an …   Wikipedia

  • mousetail — /ˈmaʊsteɪl/ (say mowstayl) noun any plant of the genus Myosurus, especially M. minimus, the flowers of which have a tail like torus …   Australian English dictionary

  • mousetail — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : a plant of the genus Myosurus; especially : a plant (M. minimus) with a flower whose receptacle looks like a tail 2. : any of various plants with an inflorescence resembling a tail …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Myosurus — minimus Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

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  • Ivesia santolinoides — Taxobox name = Ivesia santolinoides image width = 270px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Rosales familia = Rosaceae subfamilia = Rosoideae genus = Ivesia species = I. santolinoides binomial = Ivesia… …   Wikipedia

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