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club moss

any plant of the genus Lycopodium.
Origin of club moss
First recorded in 1590-1600 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The basket at her side was full of club moss and gaily tinted toadstools.

    The Red City

    S. Weir Mitchell
  • club moss is considered good for all diseases of the eyes, and Euphrasy and Rue for dimness of sight.

  • For a hundred feet or so the ascent was practicable only by means of bosses of the club moss that clings to the rock.

    Steep Trails John Muir
  • Here the specific name has reference to the fact that this club moss grows in situations which are often under water.

    How to Know the Ferns S. Leonard Bastin
  • In this case the specific name is simply a reference to the fact that this club moss grows in mountainous districts.

    How to Know the Ferns S. Leonard Bastin
British Dictionary definitions for club moss

club moss

any mosslike tracheophyte plant of the phylum Lycopodophyta, having erect or creeping stems covered with tiny overlapping leaves
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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