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Meaning of HORSETAIL

Pronunciation:  'hors`teyl

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  perennial rushlike flowerless herbs with jointed hollow stems and narrow toothlike leaves that spread by creeping rhizomes; tend to become weedy; common in northern hemisphere; some in Africa and South America

HORSETAIL is a 9 letter word that starts with H.


 See Also: common horsetail, cone, Equisetum, Equisetum arvense, Equisetum fluviatile, Equisetum hyemale, Equisetum hyemale robustum, Equisetum palustre, Equisetum robustum, Equisetum Sylvaticum, Equisetum variegatum, fern ally, field horsetail, genus Equisetum, marsh horsetail, rough horsetail, scouring rush, strobile, strobilus, swamp horsetail, variegated horsetail, variegated scouring rush, water horsetail, wood horsetail



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Horse"tail`\, n.
1. (Bot.) A leafless plant, with hollow and rushlike stems.
   It is of the genus {Equisetum}, and is allied to the
   ferns. See Illust. of {Equisetum}.

2. A Turkish standard, denoting rank.

Note: Commanders are distinguished by the number of
      horsetails carried before them. Thus, the sultan has
      seven, the grand vizier five, and the pashas three,
      two, or one.

{Shrubby horsetail}. (Bot.) See {Joint-fir}.