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club moss

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noun
  1. any plant of the genus Lycopodium.

Origin of club moss

First recorded in 1590–1600
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Examples from the Web for club moss

Historical Examples

  • His "feather" is the Traveller's Joy, his "hatband" the club-moss.

    The Dukeries

    R. Murray Gilchrist

  • The girl come to me slowly, stooped and tore from the ground a strand of club-moss.

    The Little Red Foot

    Robert W. Chambers

  • The seeds of the common Club-moss (Lycopodium clavatum) are used at the theatres to imitate lightning.

  • The forests of the coal period, with their giant reeds and club-moss trees, must have made a strange picture.

    Extinct Monsters

    H. N. Hutchinson

  • But these are the very matters with which Nature supplied the club-moss which made the coal.


British Dictionary definitions for club moss

club moss

noun
  1. any mosslike tracheophyte plant of the phylum Lycopodophyta, having erect or creeping stems covered with tiny overlapping leaves
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