ground pine

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noun

any of several species of club moss, especially Lycopodium obscurum or L. complanatum.
a European herb, Ajuga chamaepitys, of the mint family, having a resinous odor.

Origin of ground pine

First recorded in 1545–55
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ground pine


noun

a hairy plant, Ajuga chamaepitys, of Europe and N Africa, having two-lipped yellow flowers marked with red spots: family Lamiaceae (labiates). It smells of pine when crushedSee also bugle 2
any of certain North American club mosses, esp Lycopodium obscurum
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