[ek-wuh-see-toid] /ˌɛk wəˈsi tɔɪd/

any plant of the phylum or division Equisetophyta (or Sphenopsida), including the horsetails and many extinct species of the Carboniferous Period.


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    [ek-wuh-see-tuh m] /ˌɛk wəˈsi təm/ noun, plural equisetums, equiseta [ek-wuh-see-tuh] /ˌɛk wəˈsi tə/ (Show IPA) 1. any plant of the genus Equisetum, comprising the horsetails. /ˌɛkwɪˈsiːtəm/ noun (pl) -tums, -ta (-tə) 1. any tracheophyte plant of the genus Equisetum, which comprises the horsetails

  • Equitability

    [ek-wi-tuh-buh l] /ˈɛk wɪ tə bəl/ adjective 1. characterized by equity or fairness; just and right; fair; reasonable: equitable treatment of all citizens. 2. Law. /ˈɛkwɪtəbəl/ adjective 1. impartial or reasonable; fair; just: an equitable decision 2. (law) relating to or valid in equity, as distinct from common law or statute law 3. (law) (formerly) […]

  • Equitant

    [ek-wi-tuh nt] /ˈɛk wɪ tənt/ adjective, Botany. 1. straddling or overlapping, as leaves whose bases overlap the leaves above or within them. /ˈɛkwɪtənt/ adjective 1. (of a leaf) having the base folded around the stem so that it overlaps the leaf above and opposite

  • Equities

    [ek-wi-tee] /ˈɛk wɪ ti/ noun, plural equities. 1. the quality of being fair or impartial; fairness; impartiality: the equity of Solomon. Synonyms: disinterest, equitableness, impartiality, fair-mindedness, fairness, justness, evenhandedness, objectivity; justice, probity. Antonyms: bias, discrimination, inequity, injustice, partiality, partisanship, prejudice, unfairness, unreasonableness; injustice. 2. something that is fair and just: the equities of our criminal-justice […]

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