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equisetum

[ek-wuh-see-tuh m] /ˌɛk wəˈsi təm/
noun, plural equisetums, equiseta
[ek-wuh-see-tuh] /ˌɛk wəˈsi tə/ (Show IPA)
1.
any plant of the genus Equisetum, comprising the horsetails.
Origin of equisetum
1820-1830
1820-30; < New Latin; Latin equisaetum, equivalent to equi-, combining form of equus horse + saet(a) bristle + -um neuter noun suffix
Related forms
equisetic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for equisetic

equisetum

/ˌɛkwɪˈsiːtəm/
noun (pl) -tums, -ta (-tə)
1.
any tracheophyte plant of the genus Equisetum, which comprises the horsetails
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, changed from Latin equisaetum, from equus horse + saeta bristle
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