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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

- horsetails, wherein those toward the apex of the shoot are increasingly close together, inspired John Napier to invent logarithms. Modern horsetails first...
- 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...
- Shillong, India, is an example of a horsetail-punchbowl waterfall. Artificial waterfall Cave waterfall Horsetail Falls (disambiguation) List of waterfalls...
- 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...
- Polypodiopsida Cronquist, Takht. & W.Zimm. – horsetails and ferns; 11 extant orders Subcl**** Equisetidae Warm. – horsetails; 1 extant order, family and genus (Equisetum)...
- Equisetum palustre, the marsh horsetail, is a plant species belonging to the division of horsetails (Equisetopsida). It is widespread in cooler regions...
- leptosporangiate (Polypodiidae) and eusporangiate ferns, the latter group including horsetails or scouring rushes, whisk ferns, marattioid ferns, and ophioglossoid ferns...
- modern horsetails, there have been reports of secondary growth in other Equisetites, and these probably represent a distinct and now-extinct horsetail lineage...
- rough horsetail, scouring rush, scouringrush horsetail and, in South Africa, as snake gr****) is a perennial herbaceous vascular plant in the horsetail family...
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