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selaginella

noun se·lag·i·nel·la \sə-ˌla-jə-ˈne-lə\

Definition of SELAGINELLA

:  any of a genus (Selaginella) of mosslike lower tracheophytes that are related to or grouped with the club mosses and have scalelike leaves and produce one-celled sporangia containing both megaspores and microspores

Origin of SELAGINELLA

New Latin, from Latin selagin-, selago, a plant resembling the savin
First Known Use: 1891

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