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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various mostly small vascular plants of the genus Lycopodium, often resembling mosses and reproducing by spores.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of various simple microphyllous vascular plants, of the family Lycopodiaceae, that resemble mosses and produce spores.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a primitive evergreen mosslike plant with spores in club-shaped strobiles, much used in winter decoration. The best known species is Lycopodium clavatum, but other Lycopodia are often called by this name. The spores form a highly inflammable powder.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The common name of plants of the order Lycopodiace├Ž, more particularly of the genus Lycopodium. Also called clubfoot moss.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. primitive evergreen moss-like plant with spores in club-shaped strobiles
  • n. primitive evergreen moss-like plant with spores in club-shaped strobiles

Etymologies

From the club-shaped strobiles on some species of this plant.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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