from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various club mosses that resemble miniature evergreen trees.
  • noun A low-growing annual plant, Ajuga chamaepitys, of Eurasia and northern Africa, having yellow flowers and narrow leaves with a resinous smell.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The pineweed or orange-grass, Sarothra gentianoides.
  • noun The American germander, Teucrium Canadense.
  • noun 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.

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

  • noun any of several club mosses having long creeping stems and erect branches
  • noun low-growing annual with yellow flowers dotted red; faintly aromatic of pine resin; Europe, British Isles and North Africa


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