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equisetum


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Equisetum 
  n  :  horsetails;  coextensive  with  the  family  Equisetaceae  [syn:  {Equisetum}, 
  {genus  Equisetum}] 




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