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{adj: acaudate, acaudal} lacking a tail or taillike appendage
<-> caudate

{adj: aftermost} located closest to the stern or tail

{adj: aft} (nautical, aeronautical) situated at or toward the stern or tail
<-> fore

{adj: anurous, tailless} not having a tail
"anurous toads and frogs"

{adj: bifurcate, biramous, branched, forked, fork-like, forficate, pronged, prongy} resembling a fork; divided or separated into two branches
"the biramous appendages of an arthropod"
"long branched hairs on its legson which pollen collects"
"a forked river"
"a forked tail"
"forked lightning"
"horseradish grown in poor soil may develop prongy roots"

{adj: bobtail, bobtailed} having a short or shortened tail
"bobtail mare"

{adj: caudal, taillike} resembling a tail

{adj: caudal} constituting or relating to a tail
"caudal appendage"
<-> cephalic

{adj: caudal} situated in or directed toward the part of the body from which the tail arises
"caudal fins"
"the caudal end of the body"

{adj: caudate, caudated} having a tail or taillike appendage
<-> acaudate

{adj: curtal} (obsolete) cut short
"a dog with a curtal tail"

{adj: elongate, elongated} having notably more length than width; being long and slender
"an elongate tail tapering to a point"
"the old man's gaunt and elongated frame"

{adj: erect, vertical, upright} upright in position or posture
"an erect stature"
"erect flower stalks"
"for a dog, an erect tail indicates aggression"
"a column still vertical amid the ruins"
"he sat bolt upright"
<-> unerect

{adj: fanned, spread-out} especially spread in a fan shape
"the peacock's fanned tail"
"the spread-out cards"

{adj: hairless} having no hair or fur
"a Mexican Hairless is about the size of a fox terrier and hairless except for a tufts on the head and tail"
<-> hairy

{adj: heterocercal} possessing a tail with the upper lobe larger than the lower and with the vertebral column prolonged into the upper lobe
<-> homocercal

{adj: homocercal} possessing a symmetrical tail that extends beyond the end of the vertebral column (as in most bony fishes)
<-> heterocercal

{adj: naked-tailed} having a tail that is hairless

{adj: plumelike, plumy} resembling a plume
"the dog's plumy tail"

{adj: prehensile} adapted for grasping especially by wrapping around an object
"a monkey's prehensile tail"
<-> nonprehensile

{adj: scaly-tailed} having a scaly tail

{adj: scissor-tailed} (of birds) having a deeply forked tail
"scissor-tailed birds"

{adj: shadowing, tailing} following surreptitiously; keeping under surveillance
"always on guard against shadowing submarines"

{adj: short-tailed} having a short tail

{adj: square-tailed} having a square tail

{adj: stiff-tailed} having a stiff tail

{adj: subterminal} near but not precisely at an end
"a subterminal band of color on the tail feathers"

{adj: swallow-tailed} (especially of butterflies and birds) having a forked tail like that of a swallow

{adj: tail-shaped} shaped like the tail of an animal

{adj: tailed} having a tail of a specified kind; often used in combination

{adv: aft, abaft, astern} at or near or toward the stern of a ship or tail of an airplane
"stow the luggage aft"
"ships with square sails sail fairly efficiently with the wind abaft"
"the captain looked astern to see what the fuss was about"
<-> fore

{n: African grey, African gray, Psittacus erithacus} commonly domesticated grey parrot with red-and-black tail and white face; native to equatorial Africa

{n: American redstart, redstart, Setophaga ruticilla} flycatching warbler of eastern North America the male having bright orange on sides and wings and tail

{n: Arkansas kingbird, western kingbird} a kingbird seen in western United States; head and back are pale grey and the breast is yellowish and the tail is black

{n: Ascaphidae, family Ascaphidae} family of one species of frog: tailed frog

{n: Audubon's caracara, Polyborus cheriway audubonii} widespread from southern United States to Central America; rusty black with black-and-white breast and tail

{n: Border collie} developed in the area between Scotland and England usually having a black coat with white on the head and tip of tail used for herding both sheep and cattle

{n: Brittany spaniel} tall active short-tailed French breed of bird dog having a usually smooth orange- or liver-and-white coat

{n: Callisaurus, genus Callisaurus} zebra-tailed lizard

{n: Carangidae, family Carangidae} large family of narrow-bodied marine food fishes with widely forked tails; chiefly of warm seas

{n: Cardigan, Cardigan Welsh corgi} slightly bowlegged variety of corgi having rounded ears and a long tail

{n: Chimera, Chimaera} (Greek mythology) fire-breathing female monster with a lion's head and a goat's body and a serpent's tail; daughter of Typhon

{n: Chinchillidae, family Chinchillidae} small bushy-tailed South American burrowing rodents

{n: English setter} an English breed having a plumed tail and a soft silky coat that is chiefly white

{n: European black grouse, heathfowl, Lyrurus tetrix} large northern European grouse that is black with a lyre-shaped tail

{n: European wildcat, catamountain, Felis silvestris} bushy-tailed wildcat of Europe that resembles the domestic cat and is regarded as the ancestor of the domestic cat

{n: Heteromyidae, family Heteromyidae} small New World burrowing mouselike rodents with fur-lined cheek pouches and hind limbs and tail adapted to leaping; adapted to desert conditions: pocket mice; kangaroo mice; kangaroo rats

{n: Ibero-mesornis} sparrow-sized fossil bird of the Cretaceous period having a vestigial tail; found in Spain; considered possibly the third most primitive of all birds

{n: Irish water spaniel} breed of large spaniels developed in Ireland having a heavy coat of liver-colored curls and a topknot of long curls and a nearly hairless tail

{n: Madagascar cat, ring-tailed lemur, Lemur catta} small lemur having its tail barred with black

{n: Mononychus olecranus} a turkey-sized long-legged fossil 75 million years old found in the Gobi Desert having birdlike fused wrist bones and keeled breastbone and a long tail resembling a dinosaur's; short forelimbs end in a single claw instead of wings; classification as bird or dinosaur is in dispute

{n: Neofiber, genus Neofiber} round-tailed muskrat

{n: New World monkey, platyrrhine, platyrrhinian} hairy-faced arboreal monkeys having widely separated nostrils and long usually prehensile tails

{n: Old English sheepdog, bobtail} large sheepdog with a profuse shaggy bluish-grey-and-white coat and short tail; believed to trace back to the Roman occupation of Britain

{n: Old World monkey, catarrhine} of Africa or Arabia or Asia; having nonprehensile tails and nostrils close together

{n: Old World quail} small game bird with a rounded body and small tail

{n: Pedioecetes, genus Pedioecetes} sharp-tailed grouse

{n: Pembroke, Pembroke Welsh corgi} the smaller and straight-legged variety of corgi having pointed ears and a short tail

{n: Saururaceae, family Saururaceae, lizard's-tail family} family of perennial aromatic herbs: genera Saururus, Anemopsis, Houttuynia

{n: Saururus, genus Saururus} type genus of the Saururaceae: lizard's-tails

{n: Scotch terrier, Scottish terrier, Scottie} old Scottish breed of small long-haired usually black terrier with erect tail and ears

{n: Shetland pony} breed of very small pony with long shaggy mane and tail

{n: Siamese cat, Siamese} a slender short-haired blue-eyed breed of cat having a pale coat with dark ears paws face and tail tip

{n: Sinornis} sparrow-sized fossil bird of the Jurassic period to the Cretaceous period having a keeled breastbone and vestigial tail; found in China; considered possibly the second most primitive of all birds

{n: Tasmanian devil, ursine dasyure, Sarcophilus hariisi} small ferocious carnivorous marsupial having a mostly black coat and long tail

{n: Tibetan terrier, chrysanthemum dog} breed of medium-sized terriers bred in Tibet resembling Old English sheepdogs with fluffy curled tails

{n: Virginia deer, white tail, whitetail, white-tailed deer, whitetail deer, Odocoileus Virginianus} common North American deer; tail has a white underside

{n: amberjack, amberfish} any of several amber to coppery fork-tailed warm-water carangid fishes

{n: anaspid} extinct small freshwater jawless fish usually having a heterocercal tail and an armored head; of the Silurian and Devonian

{n: anthurium, tailflower, tail-flower} any of various tropical American plants cultivated for their showy foliage and flowers

{n: ape} any of various primates with short tails or no tail at all

{n: archaeopteryx, archeopteryx, Archaeopteryx lithographica} extinct primitive toothed bird of the Jurassic period having a long feathered tail and hollow bones; usually considered the most primitive of all birds

{n: archaeornis} extinct primitive toothed bird with a long feathered tail and three free clawed digits on each wing

{n: ascidian tadpole} free-swimming larva of ascidians; they have a tail like a tadpole that contains the notochord

{n: autotomy} spontaneous removal or casting off of a body part (as the tail of a lizard or claw or a lobster) especially when the organism is injured or under attack

{n: band-tailed pigeon, band-tail pigeon, bandtail, Columba fasciata} wild pigeon of western North America; often mistaken for the now extinct passenger pigeon

{n: bandicoot rat, mole rat} burrowing scaly-tailed rat of India and Ceylon

{n: bankroll, roll} a roll of currency notes (often taken as the resources of a person or business etc.)
"he shot his roll on a bob-tailed nag"

{n: basenji} small smooth-haired breed of African origin having a tightly curled tail and the inability to bark

{n: bassarisk, cacomistle, cacomixle, coon cat, raccoon fox, ringtail, ring-tailed cat, civet cat, miner's cat, Bassariscus astutus} raccoon-like omnivorous mammal of Mexico and the southwestern United States having a long bushy tail with black and white rings

{n: beaver} large semiaquatic rodent with webbed hind feet and a broad flat tail; construct complex dams and underwater lodges

{n: binturong, bearcat, Arctictis bintourong} arboreal civet of Asia having a long prehensile tail and shaggy black hair

{n: black-tailed deer, blacktail deer, blacktail, Odocoileus hemionus columbianus} mule deer of western Rocky Mountains

{n: blacktail jackrabbit, Lepus californicus} the common jackrabbit of grasslands and open areas of western United States; has large black-tipped ears and black streak on the tail

{n: blacktail prairie dog, Cynomys ludovicianus} tail is black tipped

{n: blue tit, tomtit, Parus caeruleus} widely distributed European titmouse with bright cobalt blue wings and tail and crown of the head

{n: bobtail, bob, dock} a short or shortened tail of certain animals

{n: brewer's mole, hair-tailed mole, Parascalops breweri} mole of eastern North America

{n: briard} old French breed of large strong usually black dogs having a long tail and long wavy and slightly stiff coat

{n: bristletail} small wingless insect with a long bristlelike tail

{n: browntail, brown-tail moth, Euproctis phaeorrhoea} small brown and white European moth introduced into eastern United States; pest of various shade and fruit trees

{n: brush-tailed phalanger, Trichosurus vulpecula} bushy-tailed phalanger

{n: brush-tailed porcupine, brush-tail porcupine} porcupine with a tuft of large beaded bristles on the tail

{n: buckskin} horse of a light yellowish dun color with dark mane and tail

{n: bunny, bunny girl} a young waitress in a night club whose costume includes the tail and ears of a rabbit

{n: butterfly ray} a stingray with a short tail and a broad fin

{n: buttocks, nates, arse, butt, backside, bum, buns, can, fundament, hindquarters, hind end, keister, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush, bottom, behind, derriere, fanny, ass} the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
"he deserves a good kick in the butt"
"are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"

{n: cat's-tail, bullrush, bulrush, nailrod, reed mace, reedmace, Typha latifolia} tall marsh plant with cylindrical seed heads that explode when mature shedding large quantities of down; its long flat leaves are used for making mats and chair seats; of North America, Europe, Asia and North Africa

{n: cat-o'-nine-tails, cat} a whip with nine knotted cords
"British sailors feared the cat"

{n: caudal appendage} tail especially of a mammal posterior to and above the anus

{n: caudate nucleus, caudate} a tail-shaped basal ganglion located in a lateral ventricle of the brain

{n: cavy} short-tailed rough-haired South American rodent

{n: cercaria} tadpole-shaped parasitic larva of a trematode worm; tail disappears in adult stage

{n: chimaera} a deep-sea fish with a tapering body, smooth skin, and long threadlike tail

{n: chow, chow chow} breed of medium-sized dogs with a thick coat and fluffy curled tails and distinctive blue-black tongues; believed to have originated in northern China

{n: coachwhip, coachwhip snake, Masticophis flagellum} a whipsnake of southern United States and Mexico; tail resembles a braided whip

{n: coccyx, tail bone} the end of the vertebral column in humans and tailless apes

{n: collared lizard} any of several robust long-tailed lizards with collars of two dark bands; of central and western United States and northern Mexico

{n: conodont} small (2 inches long) extinct eellike fish with a finned tail and a notochord and having cone-shaped teeth containing cellular bone; late Cambrian to late Triassic; possible predecessor of the cyclostomes

{n: coonskin cap, coonskin} a raccoon cap with the tail hanging down the back

{n: creeper, tree creeper} any of various small insectivorous birds of the northern hemisphere that climb up a tree trunk supporting themselves on stiff tail feathers and their feet

{n: crupper} a strap from the back of a saddle passing under the horse's tail; prevents saddle from slipping forward

{n: cuckoo} any of numerous European and North American birds having pointed wings and a long tail

{n: curassow} large crested arboreal game bird of warm parts of the Americas having long legs and tails; highly esteemed as game and food

{n: desert iguana, Dipsosaurus dorsalis} small long-tailed lizard of arid areas of southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico

{n: diplodocus} a huge quadrupedal herbivore with long neck and tail; of late Jurassic in western North America

{n: dock} the solid bony part of the tail of an animal as distinguished from the hair

{n: dormouse} small furry-tailed squirrel-like Old World rodent that becomes torpid in cold weather

{n: dress suit, full dress, tailcoat, tail coat, tails, white tie, white tie and tails} formalwear consisting of full evening dress for men

{n: dugong, Dugong dugon} sirenian tusked mammal found from eastern Africa to Australia; the flat tail is bilobate

{n: eagle ray} powerful free-swimming tropical ray noted for `soaring' by flapping winglike fins; usually harmless but has venomous tissue near base of the tail as in stingrays

{n: eastern kingbird} a kingbird that breeds in North America and winters in tropical America; distinguished by a white band on the tip of the tail

{n: entail} land received by fee tail

{n: entail} the act of entailing property; the creation of a fee tail from a fee simple

{n: ern, erne, grey sea eagle, gray sea eagle, European sea eagle, white-tailed sea eagle, Haliatus albicilla} bulky greyish-brown eagle with a short wedge-shaped white tail; of Europe and Greenland

{n: fag end, tail, tail end} the time of the last part of something
"the fag end of this crisis-ridden century"
"the tail of the storm"

{n: faun} ancient Italian deity in human shape, with horns, pointed ears and a goat's tail; equivalent to Greek satyr

{n: fee tail} a fee limited to a particular line of heirs; they are not free to sell it or give it away

{n: flag} a conspicuously marked or shaped tail

{n: flight feather, pinion, quill, quill feather} any of the larger wing or tail feathers of a bird

{n: fluke} either of the two lobes of the tail of a cetacean

{n: flying gecko, fringed gecko, Ptychozoon homalocephalum} having membranous expansions along sides of body and limbs and tail

{n: flying lemur, flying cat, colugo} arboreal nocturnal mammal of southeast Asia and the Philippines resembling a lemur and having a fold of skin on each side from neck to tail that is used for long gliding leaps

{n: four-tailed bandage} a bandage consisting of a strip of cloth split in two on both ends; the central part is placed under the chin to restrict motion of the mandible and the tails are tied over the top of the head

{n: fox} alert carnivorous mammal with pointed muzzle and ears and a bushy tail; most are predators that do not hunt in packs

{n: freetail, free-tailed bat, freetailed bat} small swift insectivorous bat with leathery ears and a long tail; common in warm regions

{n: frigate bird, man-of-war bird} long-billed warm-water seabird with wide wingspan and forked tail

{n: fuck, fucking, screw, screwing, ass, nooky, nookie, piece of ass, piece of tail, roll in the hay, shag, shtup} slang for sexual intercourse

{n: fulmar, fulmar petrel, Fulmarus glacialis} heavy short-tailed oceanic bird of polar regions

{n: galago, bushbaby, bush baby} agile long-tailed nocturnal African lemur with dense woolly fur and large eyes and ears

{n: genet, Genetta genetta} agile Old World viverrine having a spotted coat and long ringed tail

{n: genus Apatosaurus, genus Brontosaurus} large quadrupedal herbivorous dinosaurs with very long neck and tail; late Jurassic

{n: giant armadillo, tatou, tatu, Priodontes giganteus} about three feet long exclusive of tail

{n: gibbon, Hylobates lar} smallest and most perfectly anthropoid arboreal ape having long arms and no tail; of southern Asia and East Indies

{n: glass lizard, glass snake, joint snake} snakelike lizard of Europe and Asia and North America with vestigial hind limbs and the ability to regenerate its long fragile tail

{n: gnu, wildebeest} large African antelope having a head with horns like an ox and a long tufted tail

{n: gold-tail moth, Euproctis chrysorrhoea} white furry-bodied European moth with a yellow tail tuft

{n: grackle, crow blackbird} long-tailed American blackbird having iridescent black plumage

{n: green monkey, African green monkey, Cercopithecus aethiops sabaeus} common savannah monkey with greenish-grey back and yellow tail

{n: green-tailed towhee, Chlorura chlorura} towhee of the Rocky Mountains

{n: grenadier, rattail, rattail fish} deep-sea fish with a large head and body and long tapering tail

{n: groenendael} black-coated sheepdog with a heavily plumed tail

{n: guenon, guenon monkey} small slender African monkey having long hind limbs and tail and long hair around the face

{n: hamster} short-tailed Old World burrowing rodent with large cheek pouches

{n: hawk} diurnal bird of prey typically having short rounded wings and a long tail

{n: head} (usually plural) the obverse side of a coin that usually bears the representation of a person's head
"call heads or tails!"
<-> tail

{n: heterocercal fin} tail fin with unequal lobes in which the vertebral column turns upward into the larger lobe as in sharks
<-> homocercal fin

{n: hog-nosed skunk, hognosed skunk, badger skunk, rooter skunk, Conepatus leuconotus} large naked-muzzled skunk with white back and tail; of southwestern North America and Mexico

{n: holocephalan} fish with high compressed head and a body tapering off into a long tail

{n: homocercal fin} symmetrical tail fin extending beyond the end of the vertebral column as in most bony fishes
<-> heterocercal fin

{n: hoop snake} any of various harmless North American snakes that were formerly believed to take tail in mouth and roll along like a hoop

{n: horizontal stabilizer, horizontal stabiliser, tailplane} the horizontal airfoil of an aircraft's tail assembly that is fixed and to which the elevator is hinged

{n: horizontal tail} the horizontal stabilizer and elevator in the tail assembly of an aircraft

{n: horsehair, horsehair fabric} fabric made from fibers taken from the mane or tail of horses; used for upholstery

{n: horsehair} hair taken from the mane or tail of a horse

{n: horseshoe crab, king crab, Limulus polyphemus, Xiphosurus polyphemus} large marine arthropod of the Atlantic coast of North America having a domed carapace that is shaped like a horseshoe and a stiff pointed tail; a living fossil related to the wood louse

{n: ichthyosaur} any of several marine reptiles of the Mesozoic having a body like a porpoise with dorsal and tail fins and paddle-shaped limbs

{n: iguanid, iguanid lizard} lizards of the New World and Madagascar and some Pacific islands; typically having a long tail and bright throat patch in males

{n: iguanodon} massive herbivorous bipedal dinosaur with a long heavy tail; common in Europe and northern Africa; early Cretaceous period

{n: indri, indris, Indri indri, Indri brevicaudatus} large short-tailed lemur of Madagascar having thick silky fur in black and white and fawn

{n: jaguarundi, jaguarundi cat, jaguarondi, eyra, Felis yagouaroundi} long-bodied long-tailed tropical American wildcat

{n: jerboa kangaroo, kangaroo jerboa} brush-tailed rat kangaroo

{n: kangaroo} any of several herbivorous leaping marsupials of Australia and New Guinea having large powerful hind legs and a long thick tail

{n: keeshond} a spitz-like dog having a shaggy greyish coat and tightly curled tail originating in Holland

{n: kingfisher} nonpasserine large-headed bird with a short tail and long sharp bill; usually crested and bright-colored; feed mostly on fish

{n: kinkajou, honey bear, potto, Potos flavus, Potos caudivolvulus} arboreal fruit-eating mammal of tropical America with a long prehensile tail

{n: kite tail} a bob on a kite to provide balance

{n: kitten-tails} a plant of the genus Besseya having fluffy spikes of flowers

{n: lake trout, salmon trout, Salvelinus namaycush} large fork-tailed trout of lakes of Canada and the northern United States

{n: langur} slender long-tailed monkey of Asia

{n: lemming} any of various short-tailed furry-footed rodents of circumpolar distribution

{n: lemur} large-eyed arboreal prosimian having foxy faces and long furry tails

{n: lizard's-tail, swamp lily, water dragon, Saururus cernuus} North American herbaceous perennial of wet places having slender curled racemes of small white flowers

{n: lizard} relatively long-bodied reptile with usually two pairs of legs and a tapering tail

{n: lobster tail} lobster tail meat; usually from spiny rock lobsters

{n: long-tailed porcupine, Trichys lipura} porcupine of Borneo and Sumatra having short spines and a long tail

{n: longtail weasel, long-tailed weasel, Mustela frenata} the common American weasel distinguished by large size and black-tipped tail

{n: luna moth, Actias luna} large pale-green American moth with long-tailed hind wings and a yellow crescent-shaped mark on each forewing

{n: lynx, catamount} short-tailed wildcats with usually tufted ears; valued for their fur

{n: lyrebird} Australian bird that resembles a pheasant; the courting male displays long tail feathers in a lyre shape

{n: macaque} short-tailed monkey of rocky regions of Asia and Africa

{n: macaw} long-tailed brilliantly colored parrot of Central America and South America; among the largest and showiest of parrots

{n: magpie} long-tailed black-and-white crow that utters a raucous chattering call

{n: mamo} black honeycreepers with yellow feathers around the tail; now extinct

{n: manatee, Trichechus manatus} sirenian mammal of tropical coastal waters of America; the flat tail is rounded

{n: mangabey} large agile arboreal monkey with long limbs and tail and white upper eyelids

{n: manticore, mantichora, manticora, mantiger} a mythical monster having the head of man (with horns) and the body of a lion and the tail of a scorpion

{n: mare's tail} a long narrow flowing cirrus cloud

{n: marmot} stocky coarse-furred burrowing rodent with a short bushy tail found throughout the northern hemisphere; hibernates in winter

{n: martin} any of various swallows with squarish or slightly forked tail and long pointed wings; migrate around Martinmas

{n: mockingbird, mocker, Mimus polyglotktos} long-tailed grey-and-white songbird of the southern United States able to mimic songs of other birds

{n: monkey} any of various long-tailed primates (excluding the prosimians)

{n: mouse} any of numerous small rodents typically resembling diminutive rats having pointed snouts and small ears on elongated bodies with slender usually hairless tails

{n: nail-tailed wallaby, nail-tailed kangaroo} small wallabies with a horny nail on the tip of the tail

{n: nucleus} (astronomy) the center of the head of a comet; consists of small solid particles of ice and frozen gas that vaporizes on approaching the sun to form the coma and tail

{n: nuthatch, nutcracker} any of various small short-tailed songbirds with strong feet and a sharp beak that feed on small nuts and insects

{n: old squaw, oldwife, Clangula hyemalis} a common long-tailed sea duck of the northern parts of the United States

{n: opossum, possum} nocturnal arboreal marsupial having a naked prehensile tail found from southern North America to northern South America

{n: oxtail soup} a soup made from the skinned tail of an ox

{n: oxtail} the skinned tail of cattle; used especially for soups

{n: packrat, pack rat, trade rat, bushytail woodrat, Neotoma cinerea} any of several bushy-tailed rodents of the genus Neotoma of western North America; hoards food and other objects

{n: palomino} a horse of light tan or golden color with cream or white mane and tail

{n: parakeet, parrakeet, parroket, paraquet, paroquet, parroquet} any of numerous small slender long-tailed parrots

{n: parson's nose, pope's nose} the tail of a dressed fowl

{n: patas, hussar monkey, Erythrocebus patas} reddish long-tailed monkey of west Africa

{n: peacock} male peafowl; having a crested head and very large fanlike tail marked with iridescent eyes or spots

{n: pentail, pen-tail, pen-tailed tree shrew} brown tree shrew having a naked tail bilaterally fringed with long stiff hairs on the distal third; of Malaysia

{n: phalanger, opossum, possum} small furry Australian arboreal marsupials having long usually prehensile tails

{n: pheasant coucal, pheasant cuckoo, Centropus phasianinus} Australian bird with a tail like a pheasant

{n: pheasant} large long-tailed gallinaceous bird native to the Old World but introduced elsewhere

{n: piculet} small woodpeckers of South America and Africa and East Indies having soft rounded tail feathers

{n: pigeon hawk, merlin, Falco columbarius} small falcon of Europe and America having dark plumage with black-barred tail; used in falconry

{n: pin-tailed sandgrouse, pin-tailed grouse, Pterocles alchata} sandgrouse of Europe and Africa having elongated middle tail feathers

{n: pine vole, pine mouse, Pitymys pinetorum} short-tailed glossy-furred burrowing vole of the eastern United States

{n: pinscher} any of three breeds of dogs whose ears and tail are usually cropped

{n: pintail, pin-tailed duck, Anas acuta} long-necked river duck of the Old and New Worlds having elongated central tail feathers

{n: pitta} any bird of the genus Pitta; brilliantly colored chiefly terrestrial birds with short wings and tail and stout bills

{n: platypus, duckbill, duckbilled platypus, duck-billed platypus, Ornithorhynchus anatinus} small densely furred aquatic monotreme of Australia and Tasmania having a broad bill and tail and webbed feet; only species in the family Ornithorhynchidae

{n: plesiosaur, plesiosaurus} extinct marine reptile with a small head on a long neck a short tail and four paddle-shaped limbs; of the Jurassic and Cretaceous

{n: pocket mouse} any of various small nocturnal burrowing desert rodents with cheek pouches and long hind legs and tail

{n: ponytail} a hair style that draws the hair back so that it hangs down in back of the head like a pony's tail

{n: protoavis} most primitive avian type known; extinct bird of the Triassic having birdlike jaw and hollow limbs and breastbone with dinosaur-like tail and hind limbs

{n: pug, pug-dog} small compact smooth-coated breed of Asiatic origin having a tightly curled tail and broad flat wrinkled muzzle

{n: rabbit, coney, cony} any of various burrowing animals of the family Leporidae having long ears and short tails; some domesticated and raised for pets or food

{n: rat-tail file} a thin round file shaped like the tail of a rat

{n: rattail cactus, rat's-tail cactus, Aporocactus flagelliformis} commonly cultivated tropical American cactus having slender creeping stems and very large showy crimson flowers that bloom for several days

{n: rattlesnake orchid} any of various orchids of the genus Pholidota having numerous white to brown flowers in spiraling racemes clothed in slightly inflated bracts and resembling a rattlesnake's tail

{n: rattlesnake, rattler} pit viper with horny segments at the end of the tail that rattle when shaken

{n: rattle} loosely connected horny sections at the end of a rattlesnake's tail

{n: rat} any of various long-tailed rodents similar to but larger than a mouse

{n: raven, Corvus corax} large black bird with a straight bill and long wedge-shaped tail

{n: red siskin, Carduelis cucullata} South American species of scarlet finch with black head and wings and tail

{n: red-shafted flicker, Colaptes caper collaris} western United States bird with red undersurface to wings and tail

{n: redstart, redtail} European songbird with a reddish breast and tail; related to Old World robins

{n: redtail, red-tailed hawk, Buteo jamaicensis} dark brown American hawk species having a reddish-brown tail

{n: riflebird, Ptloris paradisea} velvety black Australian bird of paradise with green and purple iridescence on head and tail

{n: rock wren, Xenicus gilviventris} short-tailed bird resembling a wren

{n: round-tailed muskrat, Florida water rat, Neofiber alleni} of Florida wetlands

{n: rubber boa, tow-headed snake, Charina bottae} boa of grasslands and woodlands of western North America; looks and feels like rubber with tail and head of similar shape

{n: rudder} a hinged vertical airfoil mounted at the tail of an aircraft and used to make horizontal course changes

{n: ruddy duck, Oxyura jamaicensis} reddish-brown stiff-tailed duck of North America and northern South America

{n: saki} small arboreal monkey of tropical South America with long hair and bushy nonprehensile tail

{n: sandgrouse, sand grouse} pigeon-like bird of arid regions of the Old World having long pointed wings and tail and precocial downy young

{n: sauropod, sauropod dinosaur} very large herbivorous dinosaur of the Jurassic and Cretaceous having a small head a long neck and tail and five-toed limbs; largest known land animal

{n: scarlet tanager, Piranga olivacea, redbird, firebird} the male is bright red with black wings and tail

{n: scissortail, scissortailed flycatcher, Muscivora-forficata} grey flycatcher of the southwestern United States and Mexico and Central America having a long forked tail and white breast and salmon and scarlet markings

{n: scorpion fly} any of various mecopterous insects of the family Panorpidae of the northern hemisphere having a long beak and long antennae; males have a tail like that of a scorpion except it is not venomous

{n: scorpion} arachnid of warm dry regions having a long segmented tail ending in a venomous sting

{n: scut} a short erect tail

{n: sea cow, sirenian mammal, sirenian} any of two families of large herbivorous aquatic mammals with paddle-shaped tails and flipper-like forelimbs and no hind limbs

{n: sea snake} any of numerous venomous aquatic viviparous snakes having a fin-like tail; of warm littoral seas; feed on fish which they immobilize with quick-acting venom

{n: seahorse, sea horse} small fish with horselike heads bent sharply downward and curled tails; swim in upright position

{n: shadowing, tailing} the act of following someone secretly

{n: sharp-tailed grouse, sprigtail, sprig tail, Pedioecetes phasianellus} large grouse of prairies and open forests of western North America

{n: shirttail} fabric forming the tail of a shirt

{n: short-tailed shrew, Blarina brevicauda} North American shrew with tail less than half its body length

{n: shrew mole} slender mole having a long snout and tail

{n: shrimp} small slender-bodied chiefly marine decapod crustaceans with a long tail and single pair of pincers; many species are edible

{n: sickle feather} one of the long curved tail feathers of a rooster

{n: skate} large edible rays having a long snout and thick tail with pectoral fins continuous with the head; swim by undulating the edges of the pectoral fins

{n: ski cap, stocking cap, toboggan cap} a close-fitting woolen cap; often has a tapering tail with a tassel

{n: slender-tailed meerkat, Suricata suricatta} a meerkat with a thin and elongated tail

{n: spider monkey, Ateles geoffroyi} arboreal monkey of tropical America with long slender legs and long prehensile tail

{n: spiny lobster, langouste, rock lobster, crayfish} warm-water lobsters without claws; those from Australia and South Africa usually marketed as frozen tails; caught also in Florida and California

{n: spitz} any of various stocky heavy-coated breeds of dogs native to northern regions having pointed muzzles and erect ears with a curled furry tail

{n: squaretail} sluggish square-tailed fish armored with tough bony scales; of deep warm waters

{n: squid} widely distributed fast-moving ten-armed cephalopod mollusk having a long tapered body with triangular tail fins

{n: squirrel monkey, Saimiri sciureus} small long-tailed monkey of Central American and South America with greenish fur and black muzzle

{n: squirrel} a kind of arboreal rodent having a long bushy tail

{n: stegosaur, stegosaurus, Stegosaur stenops} herbivorous ornithischian dinosaur with a row of bony plates along its back and a spiked tail probably used as a weapon

{n: stern, after part, quarter, poop, tail} the rear part of a ship

{n: stingray} large venomous ray with large barbed spines near the base of a thin whiplike tail capable of inflicting severe wounds

{n: stoat} the ermine in its brown summer coat with black-tipped tail

{n: success} an event that accomplishes its intended purpose
"let's call heads a success and tails a failure"
"the election was a remarkable success for Republicans"
<-> failure

{n: surgeonfish} brightly colored coral-reef fish with knifelike spines at the tail

{n: swallow-tailed coat, swallowtail, morning coat} a man's full-dress jacket with two long tapering tails at the back

{n: swallow-tailed kite, swallow-tailed hawk, Elanoides forficatus} graceful North American black-and-white kite

{n: swordtail, helleri, topminnow, Xyphophorus helleri} freshwater fish of Central America having a long swordlike tail; popular aquarium fish

{n: tail feather} feather growing from the tail (uropygium) of a bird

{n: tail fin, caudal fin} the tail of fishes and some other aquatic vertebrates

{n: tail fin, tailfin, fin} one of a pair of decorations projecting above the rear fenders of an automobile

{n: tail gate} a gate downstream from a lock or canal that is used to control the flow of water at the lower end

{n: tail rotor, anti-torque rotor} rotor consisting of a rotating airfoil on the tail of a single-rotor helicopter; keeps the helicopter from spinning in the direction opposite to the rotation of the main rotor

{n: tail, shadow, shadower} a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements

{n: tail, tail assembly, empennage} the rear part of an aircraft

{n: tail, tail end} any projection that resembles the tail of an animal

{n: tailed frog, bell toad, ribbed toad, tailed toad, Ascaphus trui} western North American frog with a taillike copulatory organ

{n: taillight, tail lamp, rear light, rear lamp} lamp (usually red) mounted at the rear of a motor vehicle

{n: tail} (usually plural) the reverse side of a coin that does not bear the representation of a person's head
<-> head

{n: tail} the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body

{n: tamarin, lion monkey, lion marmoset, leoncita} small South American marmoset with silky fur and long nonprehensile tail

{n: tatouay, cabassous, Cabassous unicinctus} naked-tailed armadillo of tropical South America

{n: tayra, taira, Eira barbara} long-tailed arboreal mustelid of Central America and South America

{n: teiid lizard, teiid} tropical New World lizard with a long tail and large rectangular scales on the belly and a long tail

{n: tern} small slender gull having narrow wings and a forked tail

{n: thresher, thrasher, thresher shark, fox shark, Alopius vulpinus} large pelagic shark of warm seas with a whiplike tail used to round up small fish on which to feed

{n: titanosaur, titanosaurian} amphibious quadrupedal herbivorous dinosaur with a long thin neck and whiplike tail; of the Cretaceous mostly in the southern hemisphere

{n: titi, titi monkey} small South American monkeys with long beautiful fur and long nonprehensile tail

{n: tonguefish, tongue-fish} left-eyed marine flatfish whose tail tapers to a point; of little commercial value

{n: towhee} any of numerous long-tailed American finches

{n: tripletail} large food fish of warm waters worldwide having long anal and dorsal fins that with a caudal fin suggest a three-lobed tail

{n: trogon} forest bird of warm regions of the New World having brilliant lustrous plumage and long tails

{n: turkey, Meleagris gallopavo} large gallinaceous bird with fan-shaped tail; widely domesticated for food

{n: uakari} medium-sized tree-dwelling monkey of the Amazon basin; only New World monkey with a short tail

{n: uropygial gland, preen gland} oil-secreting gland situated at the base of the tail in most birds

{n: uropygium} posterior part of a bird's body from which the tail feathers grow

{n: vane} a metal fin attached to the tail of a bomb or missile in order to stabilize or guide it

{n: vertical stabilizer, vertical stabiliser, vertical fin, tail fin, tailfin} a stabilizer that is part of the vertical tail structure of an airplane

{n: vertical tail} the vertical airfoil in the tail assembly of an aircraft

{n: vole, field mouse} any of various small mouselike rodents of the family Cricetidae (especially of genus Microtus) having a stout short-tailed body and inconspicuous ears and inhabiting fields or meadows

{n: wagtail} Old World bird having a very long tail that jerks up and down as it walks

{n: whip-scorpion, whip scorpion} nonvenomous arachnid that resembles a scorpion and that has a long thin tail without a stinger

{n: whip-snake, whip snake, whipsnake} any of several small fast-moving snakes with long whiplike tails

{n: white wolf, Arctic wolf, Canis lupus tundrarum} wolf of arctic North America having white fur and a black-tipped tail

{n: white-tailed jackrabbit, whitetail jackrabbit, Lepus townsendi} largest hare of northern plains and western mountains of United States; brownish-grey in summer and pale grey in winter; tail nearly always all white

{n: white-tailed kite, Elanus leucurus} grey-and-white American kite of warm and tropical regions

{n: whitetail prairie dog, Cynomys gunnisoni} tail is white tipped

{n: wood rabbit, cottontail, cottontail rabbit} common small rabbit of North America having greyish or brownish fur and a tail with a white underside; a host for Ixodes pacificus and Ixodes scapularis (Lyme disease ticks)

{n: wood rat, wood-rat} any of various small short-tailed rodents of the northern hemisphere having soft fur grey above and white below with furred tails and large ears; some are hosts for Ixodes pacificus and Ixodes scapularis (Lyme disease ticks)

{n: woodhewer, woodcreeper, wood-creeper, tree creeper} any of numerous South American and Central American birds with a curved bill and stiffened tail feathers that climb and feed like woodpeckers

{n: woodpecker, peckerwood, pecker} bird with strong claws and a stiff tail adapted for climbing and a hard chisel-like bill for boring into wood for insects

{n: woolly indris, Avahi laniger} nocturnal indris with thick grey-brown fur and a long tail

{n: worm lizard} a lizard of the genus Amphisbaena; harmless wormlike limbless lizard of warm or tropical regions having concealed eyes and ears and a short blunt tail

{n: wren, jenny wren} and of several small active brown birds of the northern hemisphere with short upright tails; they feed on insects

{n: wyvern, wivern} a fire-breathing dragon used in medieval heraldry; had the head of a dragon and the tail of a snake and a body with wings and two legs

{n: yellow-shafted flicker, Colaptes auratus, yellowhammer} large flicker of eastern North America with a red neck and yellow undersurface to wings and tail

{n: yellowtail flounder, Limanda ferruginea} American flounder having a yellowish tail

{n: yellowtail flounder} flesh of American flounder having a yellowish tail

{n: yellowtail, Seriola dorsalis} game fish of southern California and Mexico having a yellow tail fin

{n: yellowtail, yellowtail snapper, Ocyurus chrysurus} superior food fish of the tropical Atlantic and Caribbean with broad yellow stripe along the sides and on the tail

{n: zebra-tailed lizard, gridiron-tailed lizard, Callisaurus draconoides} swift lizard with long black-banded tail and long legs; of deserts of United States and Mexico

{v: cat} beat with a cat-o'-nine-tails

{v: chase, chase after, trail, tail, tag, give chase, dog, go after, track} go after with the intent to catch
"The policeman chased the mugger down the alley"
"the dog chased the rabbit"

{v: dock, tail, bob} remove or shorten the tail of an animal

{v: fee-tail, entail} limit the inheritance of property to a specific class of heirs

{v: fishtail} slow down by moving the tail sideways
"The airplane fishtailed on the runway"

{v: high-tail} retreat at full speed
"The actress haigh-tailed to her villa when reporters began to follow her to the restaurant"

{v: lash} lash or flick about sharply
"The lion lashed its tail"

{v: nick} divide or reset the tail muscles of
"nick horses"

{v: regenerate} replace (tissue or a body part) through the formation of new tissue
"The snake regenerated its tail"

{v: regrow} grow anew or continue growth after an injury or interruption
"parts of the trunk of this tree can regrow"
"some invertebrates can regrow limbs or their tail after they lost it due to an injury"

{v: run, scarper, turn tail, lam, run away, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to the woods, escape, fly the coop, break away} flee ; take to one's heels ; cut and run
"If you see this man, run!"
"The burglars escaped before the police showed up"

{v: tail} remove the stalk of fruits or berries

{v: wag, waggle} move from side to side
"The happy dog wagged his tail"


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