joint-fir

Joint-fir

Joint"-fir`\, n. (Bot.) A genus (Ephedra) of leafless shrubs, with the stems conspicuously jointed; -- called also shrubby horsetail. There are about thirty species, of which two or three are found from Texas to California.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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