lycopod

[lahy-kuh-pod]
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noun

any erect or creeping, mosslike, evergreen plant of the genus Lycopodium, as the club moss or ground pine.

Nearby words

  1. lycine,
  2. lycopene,
  3. lycopenemia,
  4. lycoperdonosis,
  5. lycophyte,
  6. lycopodium,
  7. lycoris,
  8. lycosid,
  9. lycra,
  10. lycurgus

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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British Dictionary definitions for lycopodium

lycopodium

noun

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

lycopod

noun

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