Definition of equisetum in English:


Syllabification: eq·ui·se·tum
Pronunciation: /ˌekwiˈsētəm

noun (plural equiseta /-ˈsētə/ or equisetums)

  • A plant of a genus that comprises the horsetails.
    • Genus Equisetum, family Equisetaceae
    More example sentences
    • 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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