horsetail

noun horse·tail \ ˈhȯrs-ˌtāl \
|Updated on: 21 Jun 2018

Definition of horsetail

: 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

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horsetail

noun horse·tail \ ˈhȯrs-ˌtāl \

Definition of horsetail for Students

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

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