Equisetum meaning

ĕk'wə-sē'təm
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The horsetail (plant of genus Equisetum)
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A taxonomic genus within the division Pteridophyta — the horsetails.
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Origin of equisetum

  • Latin equisaetum horsetail equus horse ekwo- in Indo-European roots saeta bristle, stiff hair
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin equus (“horse”) + saeta (“bristle”)
    From Wiktionary