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lycopodium

/ ˌlaɪkəˈpəʊdɪəm /

noun

  1. any club moss of the genus Lycopodium, resembling moss but having vascular tissue and spore-bearing cones: family Lycopodiaceae See also ground pine


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Word History and Origins

Origin of lycopodium1

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

Powdered resin or lycopodium thrown on to the flame of a candle from a quill is said to be effective as lightning.

First of all we may consider the five species of Lycopodium.

Kermes is found not only upon the lycopodium complanatum in the Ukraine, but upon a great many other plants.

The iridescence of certain Alpine clouds is also an effect of diffraction which may be imitated by the spores of Lycopodium.

Here, you see, is an arrangement by which I can shake a quantity of solid matter (lycopodium) into the non-luminous alcohol flame.

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