a hair or the hair of a horse, especially from the mane or tail.
a sturdy, glossy fabric woven of this hair.
of or relating to horsehair:
a horsehair mattress.
late 14c., from horse (n.) + hair.
- Horsehair-blight fungus
[hawrs-hair-blahyt] /ˈhɔrsˌhɛərˌblaɪt/ noun 1. a fungal parasite, Marasmius equicrinis, that causes a disease of certain tropical plants, especially tea.
noun 1. an edible white, striated, umbrella-capped mushroom, Marasmius rotula, commonly found in eastern North America.
- Horsehair toadstool
noun 1. a small basidiomycetous fungus, Marasmius androsaceus, having a rusty coloured cap and very slender black stems. It is related to the fairy ring mushroom, but is commonly found among conifers and heather
noun 1. any long, slender worm of the phylum Nematomorpha, developing parasitically on insects and crustaceans, and free-living as adults in streams and ponds. noun 1. another name for hairworm (sense 2)
[hawrs-hed] /ˈhɔrsˌhɛd/ noun, plural horseheads (especially collectively) horsehead. 1. (def 1).