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lycopod

[lahy-kuh-pod]
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noun
  1. any erect or creeping, mosslike, evergreen plant of the genus Lycopodium, as the club moss or ground pine.
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Also ly·co·po·di·um [lahy-kuh-poh-dee-uh m] /ˌlaɪ kəˈpoʊ di əm/.

Origin of lycopod

1700–10; < New Latin lycopodium, equivalent to Greek lýk(os) wolf + -o- -o- + New Latin -podium -podium; allegedly so named from the claw-like shape of the root
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  • These two genera represent the climax of development of the Lycopod family.

    Ancient Plants

    Marie C. Stopes


British Dictionary definitions for lycopod

lycopod

noun
  1. another name for a club moss, esp one of the genus Lycopodium
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