Definition of foxtail :
1. The last cinders obtained in the fining process.
2. The name of several kinds of grass having a soft dense head of flowers, mostly the species of Alopecurus and Setaria.
3. The tail or brush of a fox.
flower (part of speech: noun)
gardenia, crocus, fleur-de-lis, gladiolus, amaryllis, heather, aster, edelweiss, morning-glory, snowberry, water lily, snowball, phlox, Queen Anne's lace, marigold, columbine, sweet william, rhododendron, mayflower, hibiscus, yucca, oleander, clematis, camellia, hydrangea, chrysanthemum, rose, azalea, spirea, black-eyed susan, wallflower, hollyhock, bluebell, flax, periwinkle, cowslip, lupine, ranunculus, dahlia, anemone, forget-me-not, verbena, cornflower, orchid, indigo, lady's slipper, buttercup, jonquil, wisteria, trillium, mimosa, strawflower, iris, pansy, baby's breath, daffodil, tulip, daisy, acacia, primrose, rosemary, dogwood, hawthorn, smilax, lilac, goldenrod, narcissus, duckweed, peony, lotus, lily, carnation, lavender, dandelion, laurel, geranium, flower, snapdragon, sweet pea, begonia, African violet, foxglove, fuchsia, zinnia, viburnum, hyacinth, poppy, bloodroot, hepatica, sunflower, magnolia, larkspur, poinsettia, honeysuckle, violet, jasmine, petunia
- He was in a solitary, remote part of even those wild mountains, and although he was on a small eminence, he could see nothing at any point of the compass but dreary, monotonous woods or rocky patches of sun- burned wild oats and foxtail. - "The Boy Scouts On The Range", Lieut. Howard Payson.
- The Landgrave was equally vigorous in his protest, drawn up in due form on the 26th April, 1561. He was not used, he said, " to flatter or to tickle with a foxtail." - "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.