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squirreltail barley

Definition:

a barley grown for its highly ornamental flower heads with delicate long silky awns; North America and northeastern Asia

Class:

plant noun (plants and fungi)

Plural:

squirreltail barleys

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

Hordeum jubatum [species] | foxtail barley | squirrel-tail grass | squirreltail grass | H. jubatum [abbreviation, species]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Hordeum jubatum [species] | Foxtail barley

a perennial plant species in the grass family Poaceae. It occurs wild mainly in northern North America and adjacent northeastern Siberia. However, as it escaped often from gardens it can be found worldwide in areas with temperate to warm climates, and... (41 of 904 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Hordeum jubatum

Collins Dictionary:

squirrel-tail grass | Hordeum marinum [species]

an annual grassof salt marsh margins of Europe, having bushy awns (11 of 192 words)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/squirrel-tail-grass

Oxford Dictionary:

squirrel-tail grass | Hordeum jubatum [species] | Gramineae [family, member of]

a kind of barley with bushy spikelets, sometimes cultivated as an ornamental grass (13 of 39 words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/squirrel--tail-grass

Random House Dictionary:

squirrel-tail grass

any of various grasses having long fruiting stalks. (8 of 18 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/squirrel-tail-grass

Merriam-Webster:

barley | Hordeum [genus]

a cereal grass (genus Hordeum and especially H. vulgare) having the flowers in dense spikes with long awns and three spikelets at each joint of the ... (26 of 83 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/barley

Wiktionary:

Hordeum

A taxonomic genus within the tribe Triticeae -- barley and related cereals. (11 of 13 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Hordeum

Britannica Encyclopedia:

barley [grain]

cereal plant belonging to the genus Hordeum of the grass family Poaceae and its edible grain. Hordeum comprises four sections, and all cultivated ... (23 of 495 words, 6 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/53494​/barley

New World Dictionary:

barley

a cereal grass (Hordeum vulgare and related species) with dense, bearded spikes of flowers, each made up of three single-seeded spikelets | its grain, ... (23 of 54 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/barley

Columbia Encyclopedia:

barley

annual cereal plant ("Hordeum vulgare" and sometimes other species) of the family Gramineae (grass family), cultivated by humans probably as early as ... (22 of 202 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0806221​.html

American Heritage Dictionary:

barley

A grass in the genus "Hordeum", native to temperate regions, having flowers in terminal, often long-awned spikes. | The grain of "H. vulgare" or its ... (24 of 49 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/barley

Cambridge Dictionary:

barley

a tall plant like grass with long straight hairs growing from the head of each stem, or the grain from this plant which is used for food and for ... (29 of 38 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/barley

Macmillan British Dictionary:

barley [uncountable]

a plant that produces grain used for making food, beer, and whisky (12 of 36 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/barley

Encarta Dictionary:

barley

the grain from a cereal plant. Use: food, malt production, livestock feed. | a cereal plant with a long head of whiskered grains. Latin name Hordeum ... (25 of 49 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861588926​/definition​.html  [offline]

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