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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See horsetail.

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  • n. The horsetail (plant of genus Equisetum)

Etymologies

Latin equisaetum, horsetail : equus, horse; see ekwo- in Indo-European roots + saeta, bristle, stiff hair.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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