club moss


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

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Flowers had not evolved, and the ground was dominated by primitive plants called lycopods (ancestors of club mosses and quillworts). Sarah Kaplan,, "Meet the 240-million-year-old 'mother of all lizards'," 30 May 2018

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First Known Use of club moss

1597, in the meaning defined above

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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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to make a temporary encampment

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