club moss

noun

Definition of club moss

:any of an order (Lycopodiales) of primitive vascular plants (such as ground pine) often with the sporangia borne in club-shaped strobili

First Known Use of club moss

1597


Medical Dictionary

club moss

noun

medical Definition of club moss

:any of an order (Lycopodiales) of primitive vascular plants including several (genus Lycopodium) whose spores are used as a dusting powder and to coat pills

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