Equiseta
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}. [1913 Webster]

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}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Equisēta — (Schachtelhalme), 6. Klasse des Endlicherschen Systems aus der Cohorte Protophyta, mit blattlosem, gegliedertem Stängel, die Glieder mit gezähnten Scheiden versehen, die durch Verwachsung kleiner Blätter entstanden; der Fruchtstand am Ende des… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Dutch rush — 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}. [1913 Webster] Note: The {Equiseta} have… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • E hyemale — 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}. [1913 Webster] Note: The {Equiseta} have… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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}. [1913 Webster] Note: The {Equiseta} have hollow… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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}. [1913 Webster] Note: The {Equiseta} have… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scouring rush — 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}. [1913 Webster] Note: The {Equiseta} have… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Хвощ — полевой: стебель с мутовками лист …   Википедия

  • Algae — Cryptogamia Cryp to*ga mi*a (kr?p t? g? m? ?), n.; pl. {Cryptogami[ae]} ( ?). [NL., fr. Gr. krypto s hidden, secret + ga mos marriage.] (Bot.) The series or division of flowerless plants, or those never having true stamens and pistils, but… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bryophita or Cellular Acrogens — Cryptogamia Cryp to*ga mi*a (kr?p t? g? m? ?), n.; pl. {Cryptogami[ae]} ( ?). [NL., fr. Gr. krypto s hidden, secret + ga mos marriage.] (Bot.) The series or division of flowerless plants, or those never having true stamens and pistils, but… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Calamite — Cal a*mite, n. [L. calamus a reed: cf. F. calamite.] (Paleon.) A fossil plant of the coal formation, having the general form of plants of the modern {Equiseta} (the Horsetail or Scouring Rush family) but sometimes attaining the height of trees,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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