any plant of the genus Equisetum, comprising the horsetails.
- eq·ui·se·tic, adjective
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How to use equisetum in a sentence
Mike's Head is probably a popular name for the rush of the equisetum species, known as "horsetail."Early Western Travels 1748-1846, Volume XXX | Joel Palmer
In this connection his figuring young plants of equisetum attached to prothalli is interesting.
The swampy regions by the rivers are covered with equisetum and Scirpus cspitosus; and they are very abundant on the mountains.Across Iceland | William Bisiker
To take away the unevennesses and roughnesses dried shave-grass (equisetum) answers best.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines | Andrew Ure
In the more damp and marshy places the bottom is covered with marsh trefoil, carex, smooth equisetum, and rush.
British Dictionary definitions for equisetum
any tracheophyte plant of the genus Equisetum, which comprises the horsetails
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