- 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
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Every one of them prescribed Lycopodium Pollen, which was the indicated remedy.Doctor Jones' Picnic
S. E. Chapman
First of all we may consider the five species of Lycopodium.How to Know the Ferns
S. Leonard Bastin
The species known as Lycopodium selago is rare in comparison to the other.Notes and Queries 1850.04.06
There is not a Lycopodium in the world now, I believe, five feet high.Town Geology
Lycopodium dust is specially suitable, for its granules are remarkably equal in size.Pioneers of Science
- any club moss of the genus Lycopodium, resembling moss but having vascular tissue and spore-bearing cones: family LycopodiaceaeSee also ground pine (def. 2)
C18: New Latin, from Greek, from lukos wolf + pous foot
- another name for a club moss, esp one of the genus Lycopodium