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Meaning of LIZARD'S TAIL

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  North American herbaceous perennial of wet places having slender curled racemes of small white flowers
 
 Synonyms: Saururus cernuus, swamp lily, water dragon
 
 See Also: bog plant, genus Saururus, marsh plant, Saururus, swamp plant

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Liz"ard's tail`\ (Bot.)
A perennial plant of the genus {Saururus} ({S. cernuus}),
growing in marshes, and having white flowers crowded in a
slender terminal spike, somewhat resembling in form a
lizard's tail; whence the name. --Gray.

 

 

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