American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various nonflowering plants of the genus Equisetum, having a jointed hollow stem and narrow, sometimes much reduced leaves. Also called equisetum.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A horse's tail, especially when severed from the body.
- n. A hippurite.
- n. In anatomy, the leash of nerves in which the spinal cord ends: technically called cauda equina. See cauda.
- n. A plant of the genus Equisetum. See cut under Equisetaceæ.
- n. In meteorology, a form of cirrus cloud.
- n. Any of various simple vascular plants, of the family Equisetaceae, that have hollow stems and produce spores.
- n. A Turkish standard denoting rank.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A leafless plant, with hollow and rushlike stems. It is of the genus Equisetum, and is allied to the ferns. See
- n. A Turkish standard, denoting rank.
- n. perennial rushlike flowerless herbs with jointed hollow stems and narrow toothlike leaves that spread by creeping rhizomes; tend to become weedy; common in northern hemisphere; some in Africa and South America
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“Yes | No | Report from steve182 wrote 22 hours 48 min ago looks like a skinny horsetail protruding from the center of the chest.”
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“The fronds of horsetail, a persistent weed of badly drained soils and lawns, are covered with tiny crystals of silica.”
“A regular suit, but he's not letting us down completely - he also sports a hat with what looks like a big ol' horsetail flopping off the back.”
“She examined three caves, and each one was yellow from pollen belonging to hollyhocks, grape hyacinth, yellow yarrow (Achillea), horsetail (Equisetum), seven other summer flowering plants, and evidence of pine branches.”
“An interesting aspect of Leroi-Gourhan's discovery was the number of medicinal plants, such as hollyhock, ephedra, horsetail and yarrow, indicating that Neanderthals might have understood herbal remedies as well as appreciating the beauty of flowers.”
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