Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of vascular cryptogamous plants, the type of the order Lycopodiaceæ.
  • noun A fine powder consisting of the spores of Lycopodium clavatum and other species, used in pharmacy as a dusting-powder on the skin and on excoriated surfaces, and in other ways.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A genus of mosslike plants, the type of the order Lycopodiaceæ; club moss.
  • noun a fine powder or dust composed of the spores of Lycopodium, and other plants of the order Lycopodiaceæ. It is highly inflammable, and is sometimes used in the manufacture of fireworks, and the artificial representation of lightning.

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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Lycopodiaceae — the club mosses.

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

  • noun type and sole genus of the Lycopodiaceae; erect or creeping evergreen plants often used for Christmas decorations

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek λύκος (lukos, "wolf") + πούς (pous, "foot")

Examples

  • Locally threatened or regionally endemic plants include Hydatella inconspicua, Lycopodium serpentium, Thelypeteris confluens, and Cryptostylis subulatus.

    Northland temperate kauri forests

  • Epiphytes and lithophytes are abundant, and practically every branch, trunk or rock is covered by a dense growth of bryophyta in which are set small plants such as Asplenium aethiopicum, A. rutaefolium, Elaphoglossum aubertii, Hymenophyllum kuhnii, Lycopodium spp.,

    Eastern Zimbabwe montane forest-grassland mosaic

  • The trees themselves also harbor many epiphytic species including Usnea spp. and Lycopodium gnidioides.

    Knysna-Amatole montane forests

  • It shelters species such as interrupted clubmoss Lycopodium annotinum ssp. alpestre, common horsetail Equisetum arvense and in the drier parts round-leaved wintergreen Pyrola grandiflora.

    Ilulissat Icefjord, Denmark-Greenland

  • We appreciate your patience in this matter and thank your for your interest in Lycopodium.

    May 9th, 2006

  • Approximately 160 species of phanerogams, three club-mosses Lycopodium annotinum, Diphasiastrum alpinum and Huperzia selago, two horsetails Equisetum arvense and E. variegatum, and four ferns Cystopteris fragilis, Dryopteris fragrans, Woodsia ilvensis and Woodsia glabella occur in the nominated area.

    Ilulissat Icefjord, Denmark-Greenland

  • The peat-bog of the central plateau, "Plateau des Tourbieres", persists much as it was before human interference; it is characterized by mosses growing in association with Lycopodium saurusus, Scirpus aucklandicus, Trisetum insulare, and Uncinia compacta.

    Amsterdam and Saint-Paul Islands temperate grasslands

  • Highland slopes were characterized by an association of clubmoss (Lycopodium trichiatum), a fern (Gleichemia polypodioides), and flowering plants (Poa fuegiana, Acaena seurguisarbae, Scirpus aucklandicus, Uncinia brevicaulis, and Trisetum insulare).

    Amsterdam and Saint-Paul Islands temperate grasslands

  • Lycopodium 30C: for a horse with a very tense abdomen and who seems fearful of being left alone

    The Last Chance Dog

  • Lycopodium 30C: for a horse with a very tense abdomen and who seems fearful of being left alone

    The Last Chance Dog

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