plural noun Eq·ui·se·ta·ce·ae \ˌekwəsəˈtāsēˌē\

Definition of Equisetaceae

  1. :  the sole surviving family of the order Equisetales appearing first in the Carboniferous and represented in the recent flora by the single genus Equisetum



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Origin and Etymology of equisetaceae

New Latin, from Equisetum, type genus + -aceae

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