noun (plural equiseta /ˌɛkwɪˈsiːtə/ or equisetums)Botany
A plant of a genus that comprises the horsetails.
- Genus Equisetum, family Equisetaceae
- Give the child lots of warm herb teas, especially horsetail (equisetum), which cleanses the kidneys.
- Horsetails or equisetum can be your nightmare if you have recently laid tarmacadam.
- The pond is planted with equisetum, irises, and other water lovers.
Modern Latin, from Latin equus 'horse' + saeta 'bristle'.
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