American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A club moss, especially Lycopodium obscurum or L. complanatum or a similar species. Also called ground cedar.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tufted, spreading herbaceous plant of the genus Ajuga (A. Chamœpitys), natural order Labiatœ, formerly classed among the germanders, and said to be called pine from its resinous smell.—2. One of several species of Lycopodium, or club-moss, especially L. clavatum, the common club-moss, a long creeping evergreen plant found in healthy pastures and dry woods in Great Britain and North America. It is also called
running-pineand ground-fir. Another species is L. dendroideum, a graceful tree-shaped evergreen plant, about 8 inches high, growing in moist woods in North America.
- n. The pineweed or orange-grass, Sarothra gentianoides.
- n. The American germander, Teucrium Canadense.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A tree-shaped evergreen plant about eight inches in height, of the same genus (L. dendroideum) found in moist, dark woods in the northern part of the United States.
- n. (Bot.) See under Ground.
- n. any of several club mosses having long creeping stems and erect branches
- n. low-growing annual with yellow flowers dotted red; faintly aromatic of pine resin; Europe, British Isles and North Africa
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