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.
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- n. Any of a group of ferny plants of the genus Selaginella; spike moss
I adore selaginella but grow it as a terrarium plant.
You threw me with the spelling of selaginella, I had to look it up since you usually are correcting me.
“If you loved me,” she said trimly, watching the white fingers she plunged among the green branches of a selaginella, “could you write the things you do to me?”
To dress wounds the Kamsá chewed selaginella and tobacco, mixed in urine, and plastered the paste over the injury.
The spines are produced in great abundance, and they may be cut freely; their effect is unique when used for table decoration, stuck in tufts of dark green selaginella.
"If you loved me," she said trimly, watching the white fingers she plunged among the green branches of a selaginella, "could you write the things you do to me?"
The whole cavity is lined more or less thickly, and the lip of the cup all round is usually finished of with these same black fibrous roots; and then outside all moss and selaginella are applied according to the taste of the bird and, probably, the situation -- a few sprigs or a complete coating, as the case may be.