horsetail

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horsetail

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  • IPA(key): /ˈhɔː(ɹ)s.teɪl/

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horse +‎ tail

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horsetail (plural horsetails)

  1. Any of various simple vascular plants, of the family Equisetaceae, that have hollow stems and produce spores.
  2. A Turkish standard denoting rank.
    Commanders were distinguished by the number of horsetails carried before them. The sultan had seven, the grand vizier five, and the pashas three, two, or one.

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