from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A plant of the genus Lycopodium, which includes the club mosses.
- n. The yellowish powdery spores of certain club mosses, especially Lycopodium clavatum, used in fireworks and explosives and as a covering for pills.
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- n. club moss
New Latin Lycopodium, genus name : Greek lukos, wolf; see wl̥kwo- in Indo-European roots + Greek podion, diminutive of pous, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek λύκος (lukos, "wolf") + πούς (pous, "foot") (Wiktionary)