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Definition of Horsetails

horsetails
Equisetum Eq`ui*se"tum, n.; pl. Equiseta. [L., the horsetail, fr. equus horse + seta a thick,, stiff hair, bristle.] (Bot.) A genus of vascular, cryptogamic, herbaceous plants; -- also called horsetails. Note: The Equiseta have hollow jointed stems and no true leaves. The cuticle often contains siliceous granules, so that one species (E. hyemale) is used for scouring and polishing, under the name of Dutch rush or scouring rush.
Horsetail
Horsetail Horse"tail`, n. 1. (Bot.) A leafless plant, with hollow and rushlike stems. It is of the genus Equisetum, and is allied to the ferns. See Illust. of Equisetum. 2. A Turkish standard, denoting rank. Note: Commanders are distinguished by the number of horsetails carried before them. Thus, the sultan has seven, the grand vizier five, and the pashas three, two, or one. Shrubby horsetail. (Bot.) See Joint-fir.

Meaning of Horsetails from wikipedia

- photosynthetic and with whorls of branches. Horsetails are mostly homosporous, though in the field horsetail, smaller spores give rise to male prothalli...
- Giant horsetails are usually living species of horsetail that grow to very large sizes, more than 1.5 metres (5 ft). The following species are commonly...
- Equisetum arvense, the field horsetail or common horsetail, is an herbaceous perennial plant in the Equisetopsida (the horsetails), native throughout the arctic...
- horsetail or horse's tail may refer to the following: The tail of a horse Equisetidae, the subcl**** that includes all living and extinct horsetails and...
- leptosporangiate (Polypodiidae) and eusporangiate ferns, the latter group including horsetails or scouring rushes, whisk ferns, marattioid ferns, and ophioglossoid ferns...
- Polypodiopsida Cronquist, Takht. & W.Zimm. – horsetails and ferns; 11 extant orders Subcl**** Equisetidae Warm. – horsetails; 1 extant order, family and genus (Equisetum)...
- actually contain 'horsetails'. The microstructure of some demantoids is believed to be affected by the presence of 'horsetails' (the 'horsetail' typically originates...
- fossil record going back to the Devonian. They are commonly known as horsetails. They typically grow in wet areas, with whorls of needle-like branches...
- Horsetail Falls or Horsetail Fall may refer to: Horsetail Falls (Oregon) - a waterfall along the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon Horsetail Fall (Yosemite)...
- conduct products of photosynthesis. Vascular plants include the clubmosses, horsetails, ferns, gymnosperms (including conifers) and angiosperms (flowering plants)...
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