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Meaning of horse tail

horse' tail"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a ponytail.

horse•tail

Pronunciation: (hôrs'tāl"), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calledany nonflowering plant of the genus Equisetum, having hollow, jointed stems.
  2. a horse's tail formerly used as a Turkish military standard or as an ensign of a pasha, the number of tails increasing with the rank.
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