Definition of Mousetail

1. n. A genus of ranunculaceous plants (Myosurus), in which the prolonged receptacle is covered with imbricating achenes, and so resembles the tail of a mouse.



Definition of Mousetail

1. Noun. (botany) Any plant of the genus ''Ivesia'', in the rose family. ¹

2. Noun. (botany) Any plant of the genus ''Myosurus'', in the buttercup family. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mousetail

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Medical Definition of Mousetail

1. A genus of ranunculaceous plants (Myosurus), in which the prolonged receptacle is covered with imbricating achenes, and so resembles the tail of a mouse. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mousetail

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mouseover
mouseovers
mousepad
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mousepox virus
mouseprint
mouseproof
mouser
mouseries
mousers
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mouses
mouses over
mousetail (current term)
mousetail pulse
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mousiness

Literary usage of Mousetail

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1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1886)
"See mousetail-grass. Grass, Murrain. See Murrain-grass. Grass, Myrtle. See Myrtle-grass. Grass, Natural . See Natural Grass. Grass, Nit. See Nit-grass. ..."

2. Introduction to Botany by William Chase Stevens (1902)
"mousetail. (Gr., mys, mouse; oura, tail.) Small annuals with linear basal ... mousetail. From I to 6 inches high; scapes at length longer than the leaves. ..."

3. Plant Life, Considered with Special Reference to Form and Function by Charles Reid Barnes (1898)
"a great number of sporophylls are to be borne, the torus is elongated, as in the mousetail (fig. 286); or greatly enlarged, dc FIG. 285. FIG. 286. FIG. 285. ..."

4. The Floral World and Garden Guide by Shirley Hibberd (1865)
"Second crop and succession, \ mousetail White Globe, New Long Hanover, Red-top mousetail, Red American Stone. For autumn sowing, Orange Jelly, ..."

5. Flora Bedfordiensis, Comprehending Such Plants as Grow Wild in the County of by Charles Abbot (1798)
"mousetail. MYOSURUS. Gen. PI. 538. Cup 5-leaved, growing together at the base, ... Least mousetail. — M. minimus. Flora Danica, 406, Curtis. IV. 26. ..."

6. Publications by English Dialect Society (1886)
"See mousetail-grass. Grass, Murrain. See Murrain-grass. Grass, Myrtle. See Myrtle-grass. Grass, Natural . See Natural Grass. Grass, Nit. See Nit-grass. ..."

7. Introduction to Botany by William Chase Stevens (1902)
"mousetail. (Gr., mys, mouse; oura, tail.) Small annuals with linear basal ... mousetail. From I to 6 inches high; scapes at length longer than the leaves. ..."

8. Plant Life, Considered with Special Reference to Form and Function by Charles Reid Barnes (1898)
"a great number of sporophylls are to be borne, the torus is elongated, as in the mousetail (fig. 286); or greatly enlarged, dc FIG. 285. FIG. 286. FIG. 285. ..."

9. The Floral World and Garden Guide by Shirley Hibberd (1865)
"Second crop and succession, \ mousetail White Globe, New Long Hanover, Red-top mousetail, Red American Stone. For autumn sowing, Orange Jelly, ..."

10. Flora Bedfordiensis, Comprehending Such Plants as Grow Wild in the County of by Charles Abbot (1798)
"mousetail. MYOSURUS. Gen. PI. 538. Cup 5-leaved, growing together at the base, ... Least mousetail. — M. minimus. Flora Danica, 406, Curtis. IV. 26. ..."

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