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Meaning of EQUISETUM

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  horsetails; coextensive with the family Equisetaceae
 

EQUISETUM is a 9 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: genus Equisetum
 
 See Also: Equisetaceae, family Equisetaceae, fern genus, horsetail, horsetail family

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Eq`ui*se"tum\, n.; pl. {Equiseta}. [L., the
horsetail, fr. equus horse + seta a thick,, stiff hair,
bristle.] (Bot.)
A genus of vascular, cryptogamic, herbaceous plants; -- also
called {horsetails}.

Note: The {Equiseta} have hollow jointed stems and no true
      leaves. The cuticle often contains siliceous granules,
      so that one species ({E. hyemale}) is used for scouring
      and polishing, under the name of {Dutch rush} or
      {scouring rush}.

 

 

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