[ lahy-kuh-pod ]
/ ˈlaɪ kəˌpɒd /


any erect or creeping, mosslike, evergreen plant of the genus Lycopodium, as the club moss or ground pine.
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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for lycopodium (1 of 2)

/ (ˌlaɪkəˈpəʊdɪəm) /


any club moss of the genus Lycopodium, resembling moss but having vascular tissue and spore-bearing cones: family LycopodiaceaeSee also ground pine (def. 2)

Word Origin for lycopodium

C18: New Latin, from Greek, from lukos wolf + pous foot

British Dictionary definitions for lycopodium (2 of 2)

/ (ˈlaɪkəˌpɒd) /


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