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horsetail

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noun horse·tail \ˈhȯrs-ˌtāl\

Definition of horsetail

  1. :  any of a genus (Equisetum of the order Equisetales) of lower tracheophytes comprising perennial plants that spread by creeping rhizomes and have leaves reduced to nodal sheaths on the hollow jointed ribbed shoots



Illustration of horsetail

15th Century

First Known Use of horsetail

15th century


HORSETAIL Defined for Kids

horsetail

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noun horse·tail \ˈhȯrs-ˌtāl\

Definition of horsetail for Students

  1. :  a plant that produces spores and has small leaves resembling scales




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