Definition of Horsetail family

1. Noun. Sole surviving family of the Equisetales: fern allies.

Exact synonyms: Equisetaceae, Family Equisetaceae
Generic synonyms: Fern Family
Group relationships: Equisetales, Order Equisetales
Member holonyms: Equisetum, Genus Equisetum



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Horsetail Family

horseshoe map
horseshoe maps
horseshoe placenta
horseshoe sandwich
horseshoe vetch
horseshoe whipsnake
horseshoed
horseshoeing
horseshoer
horseshoers
horseshoes
horseshow
horseskin
horseskins
horsetail
horsetail family (current term)
horsetail lichen
horsetail milkweed
horsetails
horsetrade
horsetrader
horsetraders
horsetrading
horseway
horseways
horseweed
horseweeds
horsewhip
horsewhipped
horsewhipper

Literary usage of Horsetail family

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1. Field, Forest, and Garden Botany: A Simple Introduction to the Common Plants by Asa Gray (1895)
"... horsetail family. Perennial plants, rising from creeping rootstocks; the stems mostly hollow, furrowed, many-jointed, with mere scales at the joints ..."

2. Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States by Asa Gray (1856)
"(horsetail family.) SERIES II. ... (horsetail family.) Leafless planti, with rush-like hollow and jointed stems, arising from running rootstocks, ..."

3. The Elements of Botany for Beginners and for Schools by Asa Gray (1887)
"... horsetail family. Perennial plants, rising from creeping rootstocks; the steins mostly hollow, furrowed, many-jointed, with mere scales at the joints ..."

4. An Introduction to Structural Botany by Dukinfield Henry Scott (1904)
"In early geological times, especially in the far-off period when the coal-beds were being formed, the horsetail family were in the height of their glory, ..."

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