plural noun
Ly·​co·​po·​di·​a·​les | \ -ā(ˌ)lēz\

Definition of Lycopodiales

: an order of plants (subdivision Lycopsida) coextensive with the family Lycopodiaceae or extended to include also Selaginellaceae and Isoetaceae

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History and Etymology for Lycopodiales

New Latin, from Lycopodium, genus of plants + -ales

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