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    • any one of various nonflowering plants of the…
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horsetail definition

  • noun:
    • any one of various nonflowering plants of the genus Equisetum, having a jointed hollow stem and slim, often much decreased leaves. Also called equisetum.
    • any one of different easy vascular flowers, regarding the family members Equisetaceae, having hollow stems and produce spores.
    • A Turkish standard denoting rank.
    • A leafless plant, with hollow and rushlike stems. Its associated with genus Equisetum, and is allied on ferns. See Illust. of equisetum.
    • A Turkish standard, denoting ranking.
    • A horse's end, particularly when severed from the human body.
    • A hippurite.
    • In anatomy, the leash of nerves where back ends up: technically called cauda equina. See cauda.
    • A plant of the genus Equisetum. See cut under Equisetaceæ.
    • In meteorology, a type of cirrus cloud.
    • perennial rushlike flowerless herbs with jointed hollow stems and thin toothlike will leave that spread by creeping rhizomes; have a tendency to be weedy; common in northern hemisphere; some in Africa and south usa
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