from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Any of several species of horsetail, especially Equisetum hyemale, having rough-ridged stems formerly used for scouring utensils.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One of the horsetails, Equisetum hiemale: so called on ac count of its silicious coating, being used domestically and in the arts to polish wood and even metals.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun Any of certain
horsetails, especially rough horsetail(Equisetum hyemale), formerly used for scouring and polishing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun evergreen erect horsetail with rough-edged stems; formerly used for scouring utensils
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