mare's-tail

  • 1 Mare's-tail — n. 1. A long streaky cloud, spreading out like a horse s tail, and believed to indicate rain; a cirrus cloud. See {Cloud}. [1913 Webster] Mackerel sky and mare s tails Make tall ships carry low sails. Old Rhyme. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) An aquat …

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  • 2 mare's-tail — [merz′tāl΄] n. 1. long, narrow formations of cirrus cloud somewhat like a horse s tail in shape, supposed to be a sign of changes in the wind 2. the only species (Hippuris vulgaris) of an aquatic family (Hippuridaceae, order Callitrichales) of… …

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  • 3 mare's-tail — mare s′ tail n. 1) mer a long narrow cirrus cloud with a flowing appearance 2) pln an erect aquatic Old World plant, Hippuris vulgaris, of the family Hippuridaceae, with crowded whorls of narrow hairlike leaves • Etymology: 1755–65 …

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  • 4 mare's-tail — /mairz tayl /, n. 1. a long narrow cirrus cloud whose flowing appearance somewhat resembles a horse s tail. 2. an erect, aquatic, Old World plant, Hippuris vulgaris, having crowded whorls of narrow, hairlike leaves. [1755 65] * * * mare sˈ tail… …

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  • 5 mare's-tail — /mairz tayl /, n. 1. a long narrow cirrus cloud whose flowing appearance somewhat resembles a horse s tail. 2. an erect, aquatic, Old World plant, Hippuris vulgaris, having crowded whorls of narrow, hairlike leaves. [1755 65] * * * ▪ plant… …

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  • 6 mare’s-tail — uodeguonė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šeima. Uodeguoniniai – Hippuridaceae Vest atitikmenys: lot. Hippuris angl. bottle tail; horse tail; mare’s tail vok. Tannenwedel rus. хвостник lenk. przęstka …

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  • 7 mare’s-tail — paprastoji uodeguonė statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Hippuris vulgaris angl. bottle tail; horse tail; mare’s tail vok. gemeiner Tannenwedel; gewöhnlicher Tannenwedel; quirliger Tannenwedel rus. водяная сосенка; водяная сосенка… …

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  • 8 mare's tail — noun (plural mare s tails or mares tails) Date: 15th century 1. a. a common aquatic plant (Hippuris vulgaris of the family Hippuridaceae) with elongated shoots having dense whorls of narrow finely tapered leaves b. horseweed 1 2. a cirrus cloud… …

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  • 9 mare's tail — noun 1》 a widely distributed water plant with whorls of narrow leaves around a tall stout stem. [Hippuris vulgaris.] 2》 (mare s tails) long straight streaks of cirrus cloud …

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  • 10 mare’s tail — A cirrus cloud with a curve on one end and a long flowing tail on the other …

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  • 11 mare's-tail — n. Cirrus, cat s tail …

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  • 12 mare's tail — /ˈmɛəz teɪl/ (say mairz tayl) noun 1. a common aquatic plant of shallow ponds and streams, Hippuris vulgaris; a noxious weed. 2. → horsetail. 3. a cirrus cloud resembling a horse s tail …

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  • 13 mare's tail — noun a long narrow flowing cirrus cloud • Hypernyms: ↑cirrus, ↑cirrus cloud …

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  • 14 Grey Mare's Tail, Llanrwst — For the Grey Mare s Tail in Scotland, see Grey Mare s Tail. The Grey Mare s Tail is a waterfall on the very edge of the Snowdonia National Park near Gwydir Castle in the county of Conwy, north Wales. It lies just off the B5106 between the town of …

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  • 15 Grey Mare's Tail — For the Grey Mare s Tail near Llanrwst, North Wales, see Grey Mare s Tail, Llanrwst Grey Mare s Tail is a convert|60|m|ft|adj=on hanging valley waterfall near to Moffat in southern Scotland. The fall is produced by the Tail Burn flowing from Loch …

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  • 16 Common Mare's Tail — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked) …

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  • 17 mare — 1. n. 1 the female of any equine animal, esp. the horse. 2 sl. derog. a woman. Phrases and idioms: mare s nest an illusory discovery. mare s tail 1 a tall slender marsh plant, Hippuris vulgaris. 2 (in pl.) long straight streaks of cirrus cloud.… …

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  • 18 mare's tails — long straight streaks of cirrus cloud. → mare s tail …

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  • 19 horse|tail — «HRS TAYL», noun. 1. the tail of a horse. 2. any one of various plants with hollow, jointed stems, and scalelike leaves at each joint; equisetum; scouring rush. 3. = mare s tail (def. 2). (Cf. ↑mare s tail) 4. a horse s tail formerly used as a… …

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  • 20 bottle-tail — uodeguonė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Šeima. Uodeguoniniai – Hippuridaceae Vest atitikmenys: lot. Hippuris angl. bottle tail; horse tail; mare’s tail vok. Tannenwedel rus. хвостник lenk. przęstka …

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