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equisetum

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noun eq·ui·se·tum \ˌe-kwə-ˈsē-təm\

Definition of equisetum

plural

equisetums

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equiseta

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Origin and Etymology of equisetum

New Latin, from Latin equisaetum horsetail plant, from equus horse + saeta bristle


First Known Use: 1761


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