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equisetum

[ ek-wuh-see-tuhm ]
/ 藢蓻k w蓹藞si t蓹m /
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noun, plural eq路ui路se路tums, eq路ui路se路ta [ek-wuh-see-tuh]. /藢蓻k w蓹藞si t蓹/.
any plant of the genus Equisetum, comprising the horsetails.
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Origin of equisetum

1820鈥30; <New Latin; Latin equisaetum, equivalent to equi-, combining form of equus horse + saet(a) bristle + -um neuter noun suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM equisetum

eq路ui路se路tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for equisetum

equisetum
/ (藢蓻kw瑟藞si藧t蓹m) /

noun plural -tums or -ta (-t蓹)
any tracheophyte plant of the genus Equisetum, which comprises the horsetails

Word Origin for equisetum

C19: New Latin, changed from Latin equisaetum, from equus horse + saeta bristle
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