mare's-tail definition

  • noun:
    • A cosmopolitan aquatic natural herb (Hippuris vulgaris) having moment blossoms and linear whorled leaves.
    • A long narrow cirrus cloud with a flowing look.
    • a lengthy streaky cloud, spreading completely like a horse's tail, and considered to suggest rainfall; a cirrus cloud. See cloud.
    • An aquatic plant associated with the genus Hippuris (Hippuris vulgaris), having slim leaves in whorls.
    • A plant associated with the genus Hippuris: many precisely H. vulgaris.
    • The horsetail, Equisetum. See bottle-brush, 2.
    • plural Long right materials of grey cirrus cloud, an indication of the method of stormy climate.
    • In structure, the cauda equina (which see, under cauda).
    • The horseweed, Leptilon Canadense.
    • The heath-aster, Aster ericoides.
    • a long narrow flowing cirrus cloud
  • others:
    • Like a mare's end; of the kind labeled as mare's-tails: said of clouds.

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