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

  • n. Any of numerous fernlike, usually prostrate plants of the genus Selaginella, having small scalelike leaves and bearing spores.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of a group of ferny plants of the genus Selaginella; spike moss


New Latin Selāginella, genus name, from Latin selāgō, selāgin-, a plant resembling the savin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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