Calamite



any fossil plant of the genus Calamites and related genera of the Carboniferous Period, resembling oversized horsetails and constituting much of the coal used as fuel.
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Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various

noun
any extinct treelike plant of the genus Calamites, of Carboniferous times, related to the horsetails

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